Thursday, September 13, 2012

PM lays foundation stone for Kochi Metro rail project

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

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 :

Thursday, March 22, 2012

PIB okays Kochi’s Metro Rail project

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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