Kerala Government has Full faith in Sreedharan, the Metro man, says Chandy

Thiruvananthapuram (TVC): The Kerala government has full faith in ‘Metro Man’ E. Sreedharan, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Wednesday after some legislators expressed doubt over Metro projects in the capital and in Kozhikode.

Sreedharan is working on the Kochi Metro and as per plans, the first train is expected to run on December 31 this year.

‘If he (Sreedharan) has been hurt in any manner, I express my apologies,’ Chandy said.

During a recent meeting, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) legislator V. Sivankutty asked a few questions on the proposed light Metro project, but walked out of the meeting without waiting for Sreedharan’s answers.

‘After the cabinet meeting, there was a high-level meeting and it was decided to give the nod for land acquisition in Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode for a rapid transport system,’ Chandy said.

‘The Kerala government has full faith in Sreedharan and I apologise to him if he has been hurt in any manner,’ he added. Chandy.

The chief minister said an allo9cation of Rs.850 crore has been sanctioned for land acquisition for the Metro, and that he will meet Sreedharan on April 28.