PM dedicates Kochi Metro Rail to Nation

PM dedicates Kochi Metro Rail to Nation

PM dedicates Kochi Metro Rail to Nation

The Union Government has so far released over two thousand crore rupees for Kochi Metro.

Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu, Kerala Governor P Sathasivam and Kerala BJP chief Kummanam Rajashekaran are also accompanying the Prime Minister.

By road, it takes around 45 minutes to travel from Aluva to Palarivattom. E Sreedharan also said that he is ready to take the project if needed. Reacting to it, Sreedharan had said, "The security of the prime minister is important", according to The Indian Express.

The city's population has been rising steadily, and is expected to reach twenty three lakhs by 2021.

"Mass rapid transport is the need of the hour" and added that his government is committed to improve it, Prime Minister Modi said.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the first phase of the Kochi Metro project and dedicated it to the nation. Every sixth pillar of the metro system will have a covered vertical garden, which will substantially use urban solid waste. With 11 stations covering almost 13 km - from Palarivattom to Aluva - this is the longest first phase of a metro to be inaugurated.

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It could have been just another construction job, but the Kochi Metro in Kerala made sure it gave thousands of workers a parting gift to remember.

During the journey, Modi waved at the crowd as Sreedharan and Kochi Metro Rail Ltd Managing Director Elias George interacted with him.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the state needs a lot of development and cooperation.

"With a total of generation of 2.3MW from solar in stations, vertical pillar gardens, and lower carbon emissions, Kochi Metro is a green metro".

The Kochi metro integrates the city's entire public transportation network into a single system. It is the fastest Metro project in India.

Then he will proceed to Kaloor International Stadium, the venue of the inaugural ceremony. Metro will undoubtedly change the traffic culture of Kochi, and there is no doubt that project will become profitable in some years.

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