Kochi Metro directors to visit Alstom’s Valenciennes Rolling Stock Factory in Paris

Alstom's Valenciennes Factory near Paris, Italy
Alstom’s Valenciennes Factory near Paris, Italy

Kochi: Chief Secretary Jiji Thomson is to lead a two-member delegation later this month to France to visit Alstom Transport’s Valenciennes Rolling Stock Factory in Paris and to meet the top management on the rolling stock for Kochi Metro.

Mr. Thomson, is to be accompanied by the Additional Chief Secretary and Managing Director of Kochi Metro Rail Ltd, Elias George in the two-day visit to Valenciennes, a town next to the Belgian border.

The visit follows the invitation extended by Alstom Transport, the manufacturers of rolling stock for Kochi Metro, to the two top IAS officials who are also board members of Kochi Metro Rail Ltd.

In a request to the government in August, Mr. George has pointed out that 3D animation of the Metro train has been completed by the rolling stock manufacturer who bagged the bid floated and it was the last chance for viewing it.

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