THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The government will complete the land acquisition for the Kakkanad extension of Kochi Metro before August 31, according to a review of the priority projects of the state government chaired by chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday.
Discussions will be held soon with the chief general manager at Chennai of the railways for the railway side of the metro project. The trial run of the water metro project will be held on July 23, and the inauguration will be held by August 15.
The sketch and location map of the Sabarimala airport has been handed over to the Union civil aviation ministry, and the clearance is expected soon. The chief minister also directed to speed up the land acquisition for the Kochi urban development and water transport project.
The detailed project report of the ring road for the capital city will be prepared by Kitco by October. The chief minister also directed the departments to include Technopark also in the light metro project and prepare a detailed project report in this regard.
The Kannur city road improvement project will be launched soon. The chief minister also directed the concerned departments to speed up the functioning of the national waterway by completing the land acquisition and rehabilitation.