District administration has intensified measures for acquiring land for Metro extension to Kakkanad as well as to Tripunithura. In a major step towards this, revenue department issued 11 (1) notification prior to acquire land for widening the road along the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium-Kakkanad stretch on June 17.
The district administration has adopted fast-track method for completing the land acquisition in a time-bound manner. Review meetings of a committee comprising revenue department officials and Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) will be held every week. “As per the instructions by the state government, we have expedited the process for acquiring land for Metro extension.