Kochi Metro inauguration on June 17, PM Modi will do the honours

Kochi Metro, which secured the green signal from rail safety panel, had begun service trials recently on the corridor. The 13-km corridor between Aluva and Palarivattom is the longest to be inaugurated in the first phase.

By: PTI | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: June 19, 2017 7:28 pm
kochi metro, kerala metro, kochi metro news, kochi metro inauguration, kochi metro opening, narendra modi, pinarayi vijayan, kerala news A rake of the Kochi Metro at the Muttom yard (Photo: KMRL)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Kerala’s prestigious Kochi Metro project on June 17. The Prime Minister’s office (PMO) conveyed this to the Chief Minister’s office today, CMO sources said. The inaugural function of the 13-km Aluva-Palarivattom corridor will be held at Aluva in Ernakulam district.

Kochi Metro, which secured the green signal from rail safety panel, had begun service trials recently on the corridor.

A controversy had erupted over the inauguration after BJP Kerala leadership had alleged that the state government wanted to inaugurate the project by this month end when the prime minister would be away on a European tour.

The chief minister had put a lid on the controversy by saying that the government was in constant touch with PM’s office and only after getting his confirmation, a final date for the metro inauguration will be fixed.

The state government had recently given clearance for extension of phase II of Kochi Metro from Jawaharlal Nehru stadium to Infopark.

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      Antony
      May 30, 2017 at 3:27 pm
      It is former kerala chief minister oomen chandy who made this metro project a reality with the help of metro man E.Sreedharan and now see who is coming to inaugurate the metro? people should come out and protest against the new meat ban law when he is there and distribute beef fry with parotta as a mark of protest of people of kerala against imposition of north indian sanghi food habits on kerala!
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        Dewoo info
        May 30, 2017 at 4:13 pm
        ok.. Modi and Sanghi food is north INDIAN.. how abt Antony? is it your neibour name?
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          Dewoo info
          May 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm
          ANtony ? nazaayz neibour name
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          Nation
          May 30, 2017 at 2:33 pm
          Nobody wants to miss a photo op do they, especially when its about cornering credit. If it were up to me I would have E. Sreedharan (or his team members) inaugurate every metro project in the country - atleast they'd have some inspiring credible story to tell.
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            mtv
            May 30, 2017 at 3:37 pm
            I agree; Sreedharan is the right person to inaugurate.
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              Dewoo info
              May 30, 2017 at 4:15 pm
              same thing why don't you ask Jawaharlal Nehru stadium? does Nehru was player? or he build wall? you slaves never imrpove
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