The first test run of Rs 5,180 crore Kochi Metro rail project was flagged off on today (23-01-2016)  by Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in the presence of ‘Metro Man’ E Sreedharan at the Muttom railway yard here.

CM Oommen Chandy said the project could enter record books by becoming the fastest completed Metro rail project.”On this occasion I announce that on November 1st, 2016, the Kerala formation day, this project will be dedicated to the people of Kerala,” the chief minister said. He said the project had become a reality because of all round cooperation from each and everyone. “There will be special rewards for all those who made this happen both at the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and the Kochi Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC),” said Chandy.

Sreedharan said, everything went as per the plan and it happened because of the complete support of the Oommen Chandy government. “This has happened in this short a time and it is certainly a commendable achievement,” said Sreedharan.