The land survey for the Kochi metro rail project at the Vytilla-Petta Road stretch, which was disrupted following the protests from the residents, was resumed on Friday. The survey and the laying of the boundary stone will be completed by next Tuesday, said PWD executive engineer P A Hashim.
Three disputed sites will be excluded from the survey, including St George U P School, Champakkara, the sub-station near the Vytilla hub and Renjini Hospital.
“Land survey in these disputed areas will be held after a meeting with district collector P I Sheik Pareeth. He will soon visit these areas,” said Hashim.
Even though the fixed requirement for the rail project is 26 metres, 30 metres would be acquired at some sites were bus bays are being planned. “If the required land is not available, we will avoid the bus bay at the particular spot,” he said.
Meanwhile, A B Sabhu, Vytilla-Petta Road agitation committee member and former opposition leader of the Kochi corporation, said that the committee will only co-operate with the 26 metre land survey.