Sreedharan to Head Kochi Metro Rail Project
Amidst a lot of controversies regarding the sanction of the kochi Metro Rail project to Delhi metro rail corporation, kerala chief minister Oomen Chandy has handed over the project to K. Sreedharan former head of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.
Kerala had asked sreedharan to take over many other developmental projects like the high speed rail corridor and other construction works.
Sredharan had claimed that he will be able to complete the Kochi Metro rail project in 3 years time. He has expertise in building the Delhi metro rail project on his side and is considered to be a pioneer in this field.
The Kochi metro rail project will be a joint venture between the kerala government and the central government.the project will get the cabinet approval from the last week of January and will start rolling soon.
The project will be completed in 3 phases
- Apollo Tyres
- Jacobite Church
- Edapally Junction
- Edapally Station
- Nehru Stadium
- Lisie Hospital
- Madhava Pharmacy
- Maharajas College
- Ernakulam Junction South
- GCDA, Kadavanthra
Phase 2The second phase of the kochi metro project will consider the possibility of adding the services to Ernakulam Boat Jetty via High Court Junction.the study is yet to be conducted and will begin only after the successful completion of phase 1 project.
Phase 3This will be an extension from Aluva to the Cochin International Airport at Nedumbassery.
All the phases will have proposed route lengths of around 8 kilometres and the total cost estimated is above 5,000 crores.
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