Kochi Metro revives its proposal to build Thripunithura extension line

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 Kochi, India (Metro Rail Today)
: Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) revived its proposal to build a road beneath the Kochi metro’s S.N. Junction to Thripunithura extension. This was after office-barriers of Thripunithura Rajanagari Union of Residents Associations (TRURA) met KMRL Managing Director Loknath Behera. They Submitted a reminder looking for a 22-meter-wide street connecting S.N. Intersection and Hill Palace Road. 

TRURA chairman V.P. Prasad said
We apprised him of the need for proper road connectivity from both S.N. Junction and Thripunithura Hill Palace Road to the metro’s terminal station at Thripunithura. This is crucial for the metro’s patronage as well, since commuters from Kottayam, Idukki, and towns in the eastern side of Thripunithura will have to otherwise commute through the congested Irumpanam Junction and the narrow bridge off S.N. Junction to reach the metro’s upcoming station at S.N. Junction.

Loknath Behera said that he will examine the corridor to get a first-hand account of the situation. It is also said that he has asked for the report on the road proposal under the metro viaduct.

TRURA convenor V.C. Jayendran said that "We convinced him of how the metro’s ongoing extension work to its terminal station near the Thripunithura railway station would be futile, unless road connectivity is established to the station from both sides."

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