Kochi Metro Rail can be completed in 3 years: Official

Kochi Metro Rail can be completed in 3 years: Official
PTI
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First Published: Wed, Jul 08 2009. 08 39 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Jul 08 2009. 08 39 PM IST
Kochi: 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 on Wednesday.
The preliminary works in connection with the project, including land survey and station drawing, were going on, he said.
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 Planning Commission gave its green signal to the project recently and the Centre had decided to include the project in its 100-days programme.
The elevated metro rail, expected to ease the traffic congestion in the city, is to be constructed on the model of Delhi Metro.
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First Published: Wed, Jul 08 2009. 08 39 PM IST