Kochi Metro Rail project moves on at a faster pace

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Kochi, Jun 27: On Sunday, Jun 26 in order to fasten up the Kochi metro rail project, Kerala Chief Minister Ooman Chandy has announced Rs 25 crore for developing the approach road for Pulleppady Overbridge from Kaloor-Kadavanthra Road to MG Road.

Chandy stated that a special package would be implemented for land acquisition for the Metro Rail project. The CM asked Mayor Tony Chammany whether it could be completed in six months" time before announcing an amount for developing the Pulleppady approach road.

In fact, the Kerala government have been trying their best for the entire transport systems' make over. Efforts to widen the roads or construct flyovers could never attain the desired success. The Metro Rail project that has been a hope by the Kerala people seems to have seen a successful end.

When the issue on demolishing the North Overbridge was raised, Chandy assured the complainants that proper rehabilitation would be made before demolishing the ROB. “There should be no anxieties over the Metro Rail project. The land acquisition for the project would be done as per the new land acquisition policy. Land owners will be given the market rate for the acquired land. Only after getting the money do they need to part with the land," the Chief Minister said.

He also said that those giving land for metro rail and associated projects would be provided with 4 to 5 cents of land with electricity, water and road facilities. In fact they would be provided with assistance to set up shops.

“The government will relax the building rules for those who give a portion of their land for the project and want to carry out construction in the remaining portion. Before demolishing the North ROB, the government would ensure that those evicted for the project are rehabilitated," he said.

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