Date Of Post: 23 Feb, 2018
Kochi: The KMRL (Kochi Metro Rail Limited) is planning to extend Metro rail services up to the Tripunithura railway station. A P M Mohammed Hanish, MD of KMRL, said,“We are mulling the option to stretch Metro to the Tripunithura railway station. The two-and-a-half km stretch from SN Junction to the railway station is not in the existing plan and has to get the state government’s approval. A pre-feasibility study should be conducted before preparing a DPR.”
- The Metro service along the Maharaja’s College-Thykoodam stretch is expected to begin by May-June 2019 and to Pettah by December 2019, he said.
- However, the land issue with regard to the Thykoodam-Pettah stretch is yet to be resolved and land acquisition procedures are not over yet.
- He said,“Alignment fixing is on for the Pettah–SN Junction stretch. Certain objections raised by oil companies over the alignment have been sorted out.”
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