Kerala Govt to go ahead with Light Metro Project

Monday, Apr 27, 2015,17:57 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kozhikode | The Kerala government will go ahead with the ambitious Light Metro Project in Kozhikode and state capital Thiruvanthapuram, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy today said.
Inaugurating his popular Mass Contact Programme, third in the series this year, he said in this connection the government representatives will hold talks with Kochi Metro Rail Ltd Chief Consultant E Sreedharan at Thiruvanthapuram tomorrow.
He said the government proposed to set up an IT Park at 320 acre government land at Mavoor occupied by Aditya Birla Group owned Grasim Industries.   The blue print for the project had been submitted by the IT Department, he said.
In 1968, Grasim set up viscose staple fibre and rayon grade pulp units across 320 acres in Mavoor, the firm was shut down in 1999 in the backdrop of alleged environmental concerns, citing lack of raw material.   The government also planned to set up a mobility hub in Kozhikode, he said.
At the ongoing MCP, the authorities had received more than 11,000 applications citing grievances from people, he said, adding the officials were screening the representations. Final decision on the applications would be taken after clearance by a committee headed by Panchayat and Social Justice Minister Dr M K Muneer, he added.