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Kochi Metro's first phase inauguration in April 2017

Exact date of inaugural function will be finalised after Railway safety commisisoner gives his nod

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

An aerial view of the 2nd trial run of Kochi Metro Rail from Muttom yard to Edapally along the Viaduct on the elevated track in Kochi
An aerial view of the 2nd trial run of Kochi Metro Rail from Muttom yard to Edapally along the Viaduct on the elevated track in Kochi

A 13 km stretch of will be opened in April this year, E Sreedharan, Principal Advisor, said here on Monday.

The decision in this regard was taken at a meeting Sreedharan had with Chief Minister here.

"The inguration of the 13 km stretch from will be held in April this year', Sreedharan later told reporters.

Normally only a 6-7 km stretch is inaugurated in the first phase.

However, as far as the project was concerned, 13 km stretch was being inaugurated in the initial phase itself.

The exact date of the inaugural function will be finalised after the commisisoner gives his nod.

The state government is keen that and explore the possiblities of opening the first phase of Metro system from Aluva to Maharaja's college.

First Published: Mon, March 13 2017. 20:04 IST
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