Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala state Chief Minister Mr Oommen Chandy and the State PWD Minister V.K. Ibrahimkunju will meet Union Minister for Urban Development Mr.Venkaiah Naidu soon at New Delhi to seek sanction for the Light Metro projects in Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode.
At the media briefing after the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Mr.Chandy said the state government had earlier written to the Union Minister for Urban Development seeking the centre’s approval for the projects on priority.
The government would go ahead with the land acquisition process and would also initiate steps for creating infrastructure facilities with the hope that the centre would give clearance at the earliest.
Commenting on a media query, the chief minister refuted reports that the project would be delayed following objections from the State Finance department.
It was a striking coincidence that both the projects ran into troubles in various stages right from the start . However the revised DPRs were approved by the State Government only recently.