The first meeting of the newly formed Kerala Monorail Corporation Limited (KMCL) has decided to set up a sub-committee which will initiate talks with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to conclude the terms and conditions of the monorail projects to be undertaken in Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode.
The meeting chaired by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in the capital on Tuesday has appointed PWD Minister V K Ebrahim Kunju as the Chairman of the sub-committee. It will also have Secretaries of the Transport and PWD departments - Elias George and T O Soorej respectively - and the Managing Director of KMCL Harikesh as members.
According to a KMCL official, the sub-committee will hold talks with DMRC this month itself regarding the terms and conditions of the project and prepare a note which will be submitted before the next board meeting of KMCL.
The next meeting will probably take place in the second week of January.
New offices would be opened in both the cities for the monorail project. The Thiruvananthapuram monorail covers 22.2 km from Technocity to Karamana and the project will be undertaken in three phases.
Four flyovers are being planned at Kariavattom, Sreekariyam, Ulloor and Pattom-Plamoodu areas under the project. Tuesday’s meeting was attended by the PWD, Urban Affairs, Health, Panchayats, Power and Rural Development Ministers.