AFD team to evaluate Kochi metro project

Friday, Jul 17, 2015,20:35 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kochi | A two-member team from Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD), a  France based development agency funding the Kochi Metro project has arrived on a two-day visit in Kochi to evaluate the  project and discuss the possible funding options for the extension plans up to Kakkanad.
The team include Project manager, Sustainable and transport division AFD, Paris, Ms. Priscille De Coninck  and  Project coordinator, AFD, Delhi Juliette Le Pannerervisited the metro corrodor including L&T casting yard near HMT Junction, depot at Muttom and CUSAT station work, a release said here today.
After the site visit, the team held discussions with MD and other senior officials of KMRL. KMRL and the AFD Mission had discussions on the extension plans and possible cooperation in water transport and urban place making projects
AFD team also discussed the Social and Environmental Impact assessment reports.
Expressing satisfaction over the progress of the project, the team said that they were keen to associate with ochi Metro project in all possible ways including the extension proposals.
The AFD team would visit the main integration point of different modes of traffic in Kochi, the Vyttila Mobility Hub tomorrow, it said adding that they would also visit the extension route, Kakkanad to understand the proposed alignment better.