Kochi Metro Rail Limited has taken up Rs 42 lakh worth of projects to address the waterlogging issue in Kochi City. The three projects are construction of cross-drain at Changampuzha Park and JLN metro stations and providing additional drains holes along Aluva to Kaloor stretch.
KMRL has already completed the construction of a cross drain to connect the drains at both sides of Changampuzha Park Metro station. Arrangements to provide drain holes along the Kalamassery-Kaloor stretch is in the last stages.
KMRL has taken a decision to complete the pre-monsoon works as early as in March itself. A special team was formed to execute and monitor the works. We are also part of the Operation Breakthrough and have been giving technical expertise and support for the various pre-monsoon initiatives of District Administration for the past several months.said KMRL MD Alkesh Kumar Sharma IAS.
KMRL has completed the drain at Changampuzha Park pursuant to a meeting conducted by Agriculture Minister V S Sunilkumar at the district headquarters on April 23, 2020 regarding the Operation Breakthrough and Pre-Monsoon initiatives.
Also part of the pre-monsoon activities arrangement are made to provide additional drain holes wherever waterlogging is noticed. Lifting drain cover slabs to footpath level along Aluva-Kaloor stretch is going on.
This is in addition to construction of a cross-drain connecting Changadampokku Thodu and Karanakodam Thodu near JLN Metro Station. The roughly 145 metre drain and crossing will cost Rs 25 lakh for completion.