Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 8: Kerala cabinet today selected Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to provide initial consultancy services for the preliminary works of the proposed Kozhikode light metro project.
After getting Centre's clearance for the project, the consultancy for the entire project will be handed over to DMRC, it was decided at the Cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan. To ensure early completion of land acquisition proceedings for the project, a Deputy Collector/Sub Divisional officer (Revenue) has been appointed, a press release said.
The state government has already appointed DMRC as consultant for the proposed light metro project at the state capital for which about 1,9893 hectares land will be acquired.
For Kozhikode project, 1,4474 hectares land will be acquired. To build the flyover for Thiruvananthapuram metro, 2.77 hectare additional land will be acquired and Rs 272.84 crore will be set apart for construction of three flyovers.