E Sreedharan to head Kochi Metro

Finally, the announcement has come. India's metro man E Sreedharan has been chosen to head the Kochi Metro rail project. Electricity minister Aryadan Mohammed said on Tuesday that the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) chief would be given charge of the project and he would oversee the construction works.

The minister made the announcement after holding talks with Sreedharan in New Delhi. A team of ministers, including chief minister Oommen Chandy and senior officials held discussions with the DMRC chief.

Sreedharan had earlier expressed his willingness to render any service to the state. He is currently the managing director of DMRC. His tenure with Delhi Metro will end by December 31, 2011.

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