KOCHI METRO

  • Kochi: Chandy to inaugurate metro construction work June 7, 2013

    Kochi: Residents in Kochi are getting closer to travelling by the metro. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will be inaugurating the metro construction work on Friday. Union Food minister KV Thomas will also be attending the event. Kerala government had sanctioned an additional Rs 297.75 crore for the Kochi Metro project....
  • Rs 297 crore additional funds for Kochi Metro March 27, 2013

    Kochi: Kerala government on Wednesday sanctioned an additional Rs 297.75 crore for the Kochi Metro project. Out of this, Rs. 88.50 crore is state government's equity share and Rs 209.25 crore for land acquisition, a Kochi Metro press release said. The allocation would further boost the ongoing land acquisition process. Government...
  • Kerala: 'Kochi Metro rail a reality in three years' February 26, 2013

    Kannur: The Kochi Metro rail project would be completed in three years if various issues like strikes and labour problem in Kerala are avoided, principal advisor to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation E Sreedharan said on Tuesday. "The Metro rail project can be a reality within three years if various...
  • Italian marines row kept Kerala in news in 2012 December 19, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: The incident of two Italian marines allegedly shooting dead two Indian fishermen off Kerala's coast in February and the subsequent legal and diplomatic issues made headlines throughout 2012, which also saw many developments on the state's political arena. Coming to power with a waferthin majority in 2011, the Congressled UDF...
  • Kochi Metro: Japanese factfinding team on twoday visit November 28, 2012

    Kochi: A 10member factfinding mission from the Japan Investment Corporation Agency (JICA) will arrive here on Wednesday to discuss various issues relating to the Kochi Metro Rail project, including planning and technology updating. The team will have twoday meetings with officials of the Kochi Metro Rail Ltd from tomorrow regarding...
  • PM to inaugurate Kochi Metro project on Thursday September 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will lay the foundation stone of the Kochi Metro Rail project on Thursday, kickstarting the muchawaited project. The Rs 5181.79 crore project, covering a length of 25.612 kms, is being funded jointly by the Centre and Kerala government and is targeted to be completed in...
  • Quick decisions crucial for Kochi Metro: Sreedharan September 6, 2012

    Kochi: Timely availability of land and funds and quick decision making are crucial for the success of the Kochi Metro Rail Project, said E Sreedharan, principal advisor to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). He was addressing the staff of the Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) on Wednesday. It was...
  • Kochi Metro: Red tapism costing Rs 40 lakh per day September 5, 2012

    Kochi: For each day that the Kochi Metro Rail project gets delayed, the cost of the project goes up by Rs 40 lakh, project head E Sreedharan said here on Tuesday. The Metro Man blamed the bureaucrats for the indefinite procedural delay. It is not the politicians but the bureaucrats...
  • Kochi Metro safety: DMRC guarantee period limited August 23, 2012

    Bagging unfettered rights on the proposed Kochi Metro Rail project, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has deftly incorporated a clause wherein the responsibility for safety shall be restricted to the day of handing over of the project with a current outlay of Rs 4,238 crore.The draft agreement submitted to the...
  • Kochi Metro Rail: Urgency clause invoked July 25, 2012

    Kochi: The state government has invoked the urgency clause for the land acquisition of the Kochi Metro Rail project. The clause comes under the Section 17 of the Land Acquisition Act, 1984. It provides the Collector with significant autonomy to take possession of the land for a public purpose, fast...
  • Kochi pushes for metro city status July 12, 2012

    Kochi: Only days after receiving the nod for the Metro Rail project, Kochi is now pushing for the status of a metro city. The plan is to have under its ambit towns such as Vaikom, Thodupuzha, Cherthala, Kodungalloor and Chalakkudy from other districts. Taking a cue from a proposal submitted by...
  • It's official: Sreedharan to head Kochi Metro July 6, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Scotching all rumours, Power and Transport Minister Aryadan Mohammed told the Assembly in categorical terms on Thursday that the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation and Metro Man E Sreedharan, its consultant and former chairman, will be in charge of the Kochi Metro rail project. It was a state cabinet decision...
  • Govt gives green signal to Kochi Metro July 4, 2012

    Kochi: Changing the face of Kochi city and also the lives of its citizens, the Kochi Metro train will make its dream run in about three or four years. The last hurdle for its implementation was removed when the Union Cabinet cleared the project on Tuesday. The Rs 5,126crore project,...
  • Bureaucrats stalling India's progress: E Sreedharan April 16, 2012

    Sixteen years after becoming the Managing Director of DMRC, E Sreedharan stepped down on December 31 leaving behind a 190 km network of Delhi Metro across the NCR. In an interview with CNBCTV18's Shereen Bhan, the metro man said that it was not so much as the politicians as the...
  • Another hurdle cleared for Kochi Metro February 14, 2012

    NEW DELHI: Kochi Metro crossed one more hurdle on Monday with the Urban Development Ministry placing the Kochi Metro note before the Public Investment Board under the Finance Ministry for clearance. The crucial meeting of the PIB is likely to be held soon. Once it gets the PIB clearance, the...
  • No delay; Kochi metro on track February 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Kochi Metro is going to be a reality soon. The crucial meeting of the Public Investment Board (PIB), which is expected to give the final nod to the state's 'dream project', will be held this month itself. After the PIB approval, the project will be put up for Cabinet...
  • Kochi Metro gets Sreedharan on board January 12, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Former Delhi Metro chief E Sreedharan on Thursday confirmed that he will be part of the proposed Rs 5,000 crore Kochi Metro, and said he would be able to finish the project in three years. Sreedharan said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy wants him to finish the project in three...