The Kochi Metro Rail limited(KMRL) on Saturday signed a memorandum of agreement with the Bhavanam Foundation Kerala(BFK),to construct alternate houses to the people displaced due to Integrated Urban Regeneration and Water Transport System project in Kochi.
The agreement was signed by KMRL managing director APM Mohammed Hanish and the executive vice chairman of the BFK, A Alexander, in the presence of Chief Secretary Tom Jose. The details and location of the project will be worked out in due course, according to reports.
“KMRL has signed an MoU with Bhavanam Foundation and decided to partner in arranging alternative housing for the affected people. KMRL and BFK will discuss and jointly chart out a detailed action plan for covering timelines for land acquisition and for completion of rehabilitation and resettlement process,” said Mohammed Hanish.
Earlier this month, KMRL launched e-autos in Ernakulam district with aim of providing first and last mile connectivity to the commuters. As part of finding a solution to get the people of Kochi to use public transport, the Urban Transport wing decided to come up with the idea known as “public transport integration”, where all the forms of public transport are connected to each other.The new water transport scheme will enable an effective public water transport system in Kochi.