Sidelined for inauguration, Oommen Chandy will take his first ride on the Kochi Metro tomorrow


Previous Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy, who did not go to Saturday’s Kochi Metro inauguration after being kept out of the main list of invitees, will take his first ride on the metro along with all UDF officials on Tuesday.

Mr Chandy being kept out of the main list of special invitees alongside Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised eyebrows, as it was amid his tenure 2011-2016 that practically every aspect of the metro, including the inking of the agreement, commencement of the work and the trial run was finished.

Mr Chandy, however, kept mum about his avoidance from the main list of special invitees. In spite of the fact that he was given an invite to be seated among the audience, he didn’t go to the event.

The Congress is wanting to make the Kochi metro ride a major event.

Work on Kochi Metro started in 2012 after the Oommen Chandy government entrusted the project to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, with its principal advisor Sreedharan overseeing it..

The first phase is 25 km long of which 13 km is finished.