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Saturday, June 22, 2013

See How kochi Metro Rail Runs Through Kochi

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

PM lays foundation stone for Kochi Metro rail project

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday laid the foundation stone for the Kochi Metro Rail project and said it would facilitate the city's "overall social and economic development".

"Kochi's transport infrastructure is already under severe stress, with the demand for travel having risen steeply in recent years. The Metro would provide this area with a modern mass transport system, not only making it convenient for the residents to commute, but also further facilitating Kochi's overall social and economic development," said Singh.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Kochi metro rail final route map

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Cabinet clears Kochi metro rail project
The Union Cabinet today cleared the over Rs. 5000-crore metro rail project for Kochi which will be the first city in Kerala to have such a transport facility. Union Minister Vyalar Ravi said "sanctioning of the Kochi Metro project is a major step in the development of Kerala". Image courtesy : http://kochimetro.org

Thursday, March 22, 2012

PIB okays Kochi’s Metro Rail project

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Giving fresh hopes to Kochiites, the proposed Kochi Metro Rail project has received the much-awaited Public Investment Board (PIB) clearance on Thursday. Now with the PIB recommendation, the project proposal would go to the Union Cabinet for the final approval, which is expected in three weeks. The contribution from the Central Government would be 20.26 percent of the total project cost, which works out to be Rs 1002.23 crores.

The meeting was chaired by secretary of Expenditure Sumit Bose. Planning Commission member secretary Sudha Pillai, Urban Development secretary Sudhir Krishna, Expenditure secretary (Kerala) Elias George, and senior officials from all the concerned ministries were also present in the meeting held in New Delhi.

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Kochi Metro will go on, says HC

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The Kerala High Court on Wednesday refused to interfere with the demolition of North Railway Overbridge (ROB), and asked for clarifcation from the state government on the status of the Kochi Metro Rail Ltd formed to execute the Metro Rail project.

The court's order came in reponse to a petition filed by V. M. Michael, convener of the Campaign for Economics in Most Appropriate Transport System for Kochi, against the demolition of the North ROB in the absence of alternate routes.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Kerala Govt. asks DMRC to start preliminary work on Kochi Metro

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The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) today said the Government of Kerala had asked it to start preliminary and preparatory works for the proposed Kochi Metro Project.

The Kerala Government has sanctioned an amount of Rs.159 crores to the DMRC for this purpose, a spokesman for the DMRC said.

According to him, the DMRC will execute these preliminary activities, which include widening of approaches to roads and building of approaches of road over bridges on deposit terms on similar lines as the work being executed by DMRC for Jaipur Metro.

In Jaipur the DMRC has been asked to build the first line of 9.25 kms and consisting of 9 stations and activity on this has already commenced by the DMRC engineers.

According to the spokesman, the DMRC has been a catalyst for Metro expansion in India with projects in various stages of execution and planning in Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Pune, Hyderabad and Jaipur.

Consent for Kochi Metro likely by January: Sreedharan
Metro Rail Corporation chairman E.Sreedharan Saturday said the Kochi Metro Rail project is likely to get central government clearance by January next year.

Speaking to Manorama News Sreedharan said once the consent is obtained the project can be completed within a period of three-and-a-half years. Sreedharan was in town to receive a honarary D.Litt from Cusat.

He said he is getting good cooperation from the state government which has already sanctioned Rs 159 crores for preleminary activities.

Consent for Kochi Metro likely by January: Sreedharan
Metro Rail Corporation chairman E.Sreedharan Saturday said the Kochi Metro Rail project is likely to get central government clearance by January next year.

Speaking to Manorama News Sreedharan said once the consent is obtained the project can be completed within a period of three-and-a-half years. Sreedharan was in town to receive a honarary D.Litt from Cusat.

He said he is getting good cooperation from the state government which has already sanctioned Rs 159 crores for preleminary activities.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Kochi Metro Rail Project could be completed in 3 years time once the Centre gives its sanction

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The proposed Kochi Metro Rail Project could be completed in three years time once the Centre gives its sanction, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Chairman E Sridharan said today.

The preliminary work in connection with the project, including land survey and station drawing, are on, he told reporters here.

When pointed out that no fund had been earmarked for the Kochi metro rail project in the central budget, he said that would not be a problem.

DMRC is the implementing agency for the project, which was proposed to be taken up as a Centre-state joint venture. It has been delayed for the last three years due to various reasons.

The elevated metro rail, expected to ease the traffic congestion in the city, is to be constructed on the model of Delhi Metro. - (Agencies)

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