KOCHI: The Kochi Corporation expressed displeasure over the Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) announcing development projects for the city without consulting the Civic Body.
At a council meeting held here on Friday, Mayor Tony Chammany said, “it is really sad that the KMRL announced its projects for city development through the media. Last week, they announced a project to revamp MG Road under the urban rejuvenation programme. While infrastructure projects can be initiated by any competent agency, the local body is the authority to take the final decision. Town planning projects should always be implemented with approval of the local body.”
The council pointed out that the KMRL’s action was against the Civic Body as all the city development projects are required to be approved by the council.
“Even the government has no right to interfere in the policy decisions of local bodies. The KMRL’s approach is highly deplorable. We will send a letter to the KMRL chief expressing our concern,” said the Mayor.
Meanwhile, Opposition councillors lashed out at the ruling front for tabling yet another resolution for expansion of the Thammanam-Pullepady road.