Assuring that the Kochi Metro works were not affected by the demonetisation measures, E Sreedharan, principal advisor to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, said here on Friday that the first phase of Kochi metro would be commissioned in March 2017, followed by the second phase in June.
The foundation stone for the project was laid in September 2012 by the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Earlier on October this year, the Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan informed the state assembly that the first phase of the Rs. 5181.79 crore Kochi Metro is expected to be ready by April next year. The work on the project is progressing well and the first leg of the project from Aluva to Maharaja’s College, covering 16 stations, was expected to be ready by April next year, he said.
According to the minister, civil work including construction of stations in the first reach would be completed by January 2017.
The Chief Minister also said the land acquisition process for the second phase upto Petha from Maharaja’s College ground was progressing.
Information source: TOI
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