Staff Reporter

KOCHI: Stones have been laid every 50 metres on the alignment of the proposed Kochi metro rail project and at turnings, following a joint inspection by a team of officials from the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation and the Revenue Department.

The stones have been laid between Aluva and Madhava Pharmacy Junction and from SA Road to Pettah, including at curves, to demarcate the area along which the pillars supporting the rails would be built.

The two-km long portion on MG Road was left untouched.

Reacting to the project hanging fire because of the Planning Commission’s objection to a joint-venture project , the Minister for Law and Railways M. Vijayakumar told The Hindu that the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs can overlook the objection and accord sanction to the venture that would considerably reduce traffic congestion in Kochi.