Kochi Metro Update: Chief Secretary Reviews Progress of Kochi Metro; Stresses Need to Complete Metro Phase-1 Urgently

Kochi Metro Update: Chief Secretary Reviews Progress of Kochi Metro; Stresses Need to Complete Metro Phase-1 Urgently

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Date of Post: 11 Sep, 2018

Kochi: The Chief Secretary, Government of Kerala and the founder Managing Director of KMRL Tom Jose visited Kochi Metro Rail Limited office on Monday. Managing Director KMRL A P M Mohammed Hanish welcomed the Chief Secretary. Addressing a meeting of officials, the Chief Secretary stressed the need to complete the Metro Phase 1 urgently and also make strategic preparations for the Infopark-Kakkanad and the Aluva-Angamaly sectors.

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  • The MD gave him an update of the Metro, Water Metro, CSML (Cochin Smart Mission Limited) projects and other initiatives of KMRL (Kochi Metro Rail Ltd).
  • A presentation by KMRL officers on various matters including the status of project execution, future extension plans and proposals for its financial viability followed.
  • Also, key issues which needed immediate government intervention were presented before the top official.
  • K. R. Jyothilal, the principal secretary, requested immediate measures to implement Metropolitan Transport Authority so that Kochi can be the first city to have an integrated traffic system.
  • The chief secretary assured support to take the project forward and promised to intervene in the issues requiring urgent attention.
  • Hanish also handed over a cheque of Rs 8 lakh, the first instalment of contributions from KMRL employees to Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund.

To know more about recent developments of Kochi Metro-

01 Aug, 2018 : Kochi Metro Update: Urban Mass Transit Company Ltd ( UMTC ) Awarded Consultancy Work for Updating DPR of Kochi Metro Phase-3

16 July, 2018 : Kochi Metro Update: Skywalk Connecting Chennai Silks and Kochi Metro Opens

An Exclusive Interview with Mr. Thiruman Archunan, Director Projects, Kochi Metro Rail Ltd.


Narinder Sharma is a part of the content team of Rail Analysis India as a writer and marketing executive.
His interest is in the Railways , Metro and Transportation Sector of India .
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