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Kerala government allocates Rs 378.57 crore for Phase II Pink Line construction

Kerala government announced the sanctioning of Rs 378.57 crore for the construction of the second phase of the Kochi Metro Rail project. The funds will facilitate the construction of a new stretch- Pink Line, spanning 11.8 km from Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium to  Kakkanad through Info Park.

The second phase project was approved by the government in 2018, at an estimated cost of Rs 2,310 crore. The Pink line will have 11 stations. However, the Union Cabinet approved the detailed project report in September 2022, with an estimated cost of Rs 1,957.05 crore. The pink is expected to be operational by 2028.

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The Kochi Metro Rail Limited is a joint venture between the central government and the state government. it is the first metro in the country which connects rail, road and water transport facilities. The first phase was commissioned within four years when its construction began. Operational since 2017, the Kochi metro was inaugurated with a 13.4 km section from Aluva to Palarivattom. Later, a couple of stretches were added in 2017 and 2019.

The metro was built by E. Sreedharan, often referred to as the “Metro Man of India.” Sreedharan was the man behind establishing the Delhi Metro and the Konkan Railways.

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