Gvnt To Speedup Trivandrum Metro Rail Project – Rolling Stock To be Finalised Soon

Picture of Delhi Metro, Source: Economic Times
Picture of Delhi Metro, Source: Economic Times

The government has asked DMRC to finalise the rolling stock while waiting for the Centre's approval for the Rs,6728 crores mega project.

State Government has decided to speed up the Land acquisition for the much-awaited Metro projects in Trivandrum Kozhikode. The decision to speed up the metro project was taken at a high-level meeting Chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and attended by DMRC principal adviser E. Sreedharan.

Rolling Stock to be purchased soon

In the meeting, it was decided to setup a dedicated committee select the rolling stock. The government has asked DMRC to finalise the rolling stock while waiting for the Centre’s approval for the Rs,6728 crores mega project.

The rolling stock will be either based on linear induction motor or rotary motor. DMRC has proposed an 18-metre-long and 2.5-metre-wide rolling stock, with aluminium or stainless steel body.

Land Acquisition to start soon

The earlier government has given the nod for the land acquisition for the construction of four flyovers in the Technocity-Karamana corridor in Trivandrum. The process will be speeded up.

However, DMRC has to wait for the mandatory nod from the Union Ministry of Urban Development to take up other works related to Trivandrum Metro Project.

Nod Four Flyovers

Approval has been given to start the preparatory work for the 4 flyovers which cost Rs.272.84 in the Technocity-Karamana Light Metro corridor in the capital. After this, land acquisition will be started.

Extending Metro to Pappanamcode and to Medical College Junction

DMRC is also exploring the feasibility of expanding the Trivandrum Metro to Pappanamcode on NH 66 and the flyover at Ulloor to the Medical College junction.

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