PM dedicates first phase of Kochi Metro to nation

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday dedicated the first phase of Kochi Metro to the nation.
  • Kochi, the Queen of the Arabian Sea, was once an important spice trading centre. Today it was known as commercial capital of Kerala, the prime minister said.
  • Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) is a 50-50 joint venture of the Centre and the state government.
  • The Centre has so far released over Rs 2,000 crore for the project. The coaches reflected 'Make in India' vision.
  • They have been built by Alstom near Chennai and have an Indian component of around 70 percent.
  • Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, Kerala Governor P Sathasivam, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Leader of Opposition in Kerala Assembly Ramesh Chennithala, Ernakulam MP K V Thomas, Kochi Mayor Soumini Jain and 'Metro Man' E Sreedharan were among those present at the inaugural function.
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