The way has been cleared for commencing metro project work at the St. Alberts College ground site after decisions taken in a meeting held by Sri. Aryadan Mohammed, Minister(Power & Railways), Sri. Adoor Prakash, Minister (Revenue), in the presence of Shri. Elias George, MD, Kochi Metro Rail, Shri.MG. Rajamanickam, District Collector, #Ernakulam and the college authorities St. Albert’s college would be compensated for the loss of 88 cents of land for construction of the metro facilities at this site by giving over 14 cents of land which was recently resumed by Government from an unauthorized plant nursery at a location behind the college ground and the rest belonging to the #GCDA; for which a separate understanding would be arrived by the Government and the GCDA.
It was also decided that the request of St. Alberts college for assignment/lease of the college ground would be sympathetically considered by Government in light of precedents given to other similarly placed aided educational institutions and earlier Government orders in the matter.St. Alberts college authorities also agreed to permit Kochi Metro to commence work at this site, pending a final decision and issue of relevant orders by Government. “I hope that the issue will be resolved by this and the metro work can commence at the site immediately, “ said Shri Elias George, MD, Kochi Metro Rail Limited.