Kozhikode: The Kozhikode Light Metro Project would be completed with the same speed and momentum witnessed in the implementation of the Kochi Metro project, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Friday.
The preparatory works for the Kochi Metro Project started in 2011 after the UDF government came to power without waiting for the Centre’s approval, he said inaugurating the work on the Kozhikode Light Metro project at a function here.
“That is why the Kochi project work was going ahead in full swing,” he said, adding, similarly the Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode Light Metro projects would be expedited. We will not go back, when it comes to implementing development projects and only move ahead. Works should be completed at any cost,” he said.
E Sreedharan, former Managing Director of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation and the consulting agency for the Kozhikode Light Metro, said the estimated cost of the 14-km project was more than Rs 2,500 crore.