A 13 km stretch of Kochi Metro
will be opened in April this year, E Sreedharan, DMRC
Principal Advisor, said here on Monday.
The decision in this regard was taken at a meeting Sreedharan had with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan
"The inguration of the 13 km stretch from Aluva-Palarivattom
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 Kochi metro
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 Railway safety
commisisoner gives his nod.
The state government is keen that KMRL
explore the possiblities of opening the first phase of Metro system from Aluva to Maharaja's college.