Triupunittura (TRTR), Kochi: Kochi Metro Railway Ltd board of directors, which met on Monday has decided to extend the metro rail service till Tripunithura. For this the railways will have to incur an additional expense of Rs 323 crore, DMRC chairman Sudheer Krishna said at a press conference after the meeting.
As per the original plans, the metro was supposed to extend the rail line till Pettah. The director board’s new decision came after it took into consideration a report submitted by an agency called RIGHTS. “A decision has also been taken on availing of loan from a French company. For this, an agreement will be signed on February 8,” informed the directors.