DMRC officials complete site inspection for Kochi Metro

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Kochi, Feb 16 (UNI) A team of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) officials today concluded the site inspection for the proposed 25 km long Kochi Metro Rail project between Aluva and Tripunithura.

The team, led by Chief Project Manager Kumar Kesav and Executive Engineer B C Koshy, also held discussions with revenue officials and district administration, Ernakulam District Collector Mohammed Hanish told reporters here.

Mr Hanish said no ''serious difficulty'' was envisaged in the land acquisition, which is expected to cost about Rs 100 crore.

The administration would shortly start acquiring the 41 acres of land required for the project in seven villages. The entire process was expected to take about eight months, he said.

The DMRC team would hold discussions with Chairman E Sreedharan on return to Delhi, he added.

The Metro rail project is estimated to cost Rs 3,000 crore and the modalities for the funding of the project are yet to be finalised.

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