Saturday, December 4, 2010

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

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.

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