Kochi Metro authorised to purchase land directly

Our Bureau Kochi | Updated on April 29, 2014 Published on April 29, 2014

The Kerala Government has decided to give Kochi Metro Rail Ltd the authority for direct purchase of land for the project.

This was decided at a high-level review meeting headed by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and attended by Ministers and senior KMRL officials.

A press statement issued here said that ₹70 crore will be made available for land acquisition immediately for the widening of the Vyttila-Petta stretch, which involves the acquisition of 3.0138 hectares.

The meeting has asked Kerala Water Authority to complete pipe laying work through SA road on a priority basis. It was decided at the meeting to finish all the work by the end of next month and hand over that area to DMRC. 

The meeting has also authorised KMRL Managing Director Elias George to hold discussions with St Albert’s College authorities regarding the land acquisition required at Kaloor. An extent of 98 cents is required from the land leased to the college for its football ground in front of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium for the construction of the metro station.

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Published on April 29, 2014
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