GCDA Seeks Collector's Intervention

Published: 08th May 2014 09:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th May 2014 09:13 AM   |  A+A-

The Greater Cochin Development Council (GCDA) has sought the District Collector’s intervention to immediately implement the North-South railway station corridor project in the city.

The project which has been mooted by the Kochi Corporation for some time now, aims at connecting the route between the North and the South railway stations.

According to the GCDA, many trains halt at the North-South Railway stations, and hence it is mandatory to have a connecting road so that the passengers can commute between the two stations. The GCDA had earlier agreed to give the land near the Ambedkar stadium for the purpose.

However, the proposal was not finalised as the eviction of families as part of the project had posed to be a major impediment. Even though there is already an existing road, the width of the road is not sufficient for the purpose.

Kochi Mayor said the project was mooted to decongest and ease the city’s growing traffic menace, besides helping the train commuters. Vehicles would be diverted through the North railway station towards the South station premises, and enter via MG Road. The project is estimated to cost `8 crore.


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