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Letter to the Prime Minister : Kochi Metro

Dear Shri. Narendra Modiji,

I have great pleasure in informing that the Reach-I of the Phase-I of the Kochi Metro Rail Project is completed and is ready for commissioning. The final safety clearance from Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety is expected by second week of May 2017.

Kochi Metro Rail Project is a joint venture with equal equity participation of Government of India and Government of Kerala. The Phase-I of the Kochi Metro Rail Project sanctioned by Government of India in July 2012 envisages a route length of 25.612 kms from Aluva to Petta on a fully elevated Metro viaduct with 22 stations. The sanctioned cost of the project is Rs. 5181.79 crore. The project is partly funded with the external assistance from AFD France and domestic loan from Canara Bank.

The Reach-I of the project from Aluva to Palarivattom with a section length of 13.4 kms and 11 stations is fully completed. The construction work of the remaining reaches of the project is progressing very well and it is expected that the project would be completed soon.

This project is a stellar symbol of equal equity participation by State Government and Government of India reflecting the spirit of cooperativé federalism in bringing quality infrastructure for urban mobility.

The whole State is eagerly waiting for the commissioning of the project and to see the dream come true.

I would therefore request you to inaugurate the commissioning of the Kochi Metro project at Kochi, and to dedicate the project to the state and the nation, during the second fortnight of May, 2017. I am writing separately to the Union Minister for Urban Development to grace the occasion.

The State is eagerly looking forward to the inauguration of the project by your good self.

With regards,

Yours sincerely,


Shri. Narendra Modi
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India
152, South Block, Raisina Hill,
New Delhi – 110 011.

Infrastructure Initiatives by Government of Kerala in Transportation Sector

As the New Year dawns in the state of Kerala, the government led by the Left Democratic Front is entering the eighth month of good governance. At this juncture of hope and happiness, a retrospective analysis of the targets met will uplift the spirit of the government as well as the people. The manifesto published prior to the election had assured the people of integrated development at every stratum of the society. Ever since the government had assumed office, due importance has been given to industrial and infrastructure development that could accelerate sustainable growth in the economy.

To mobilize funds and to acquire capital for the development of infrastructure facilities, the Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB) has been restructured to act as the key Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV). (more…)