KOCHI: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will inaugurate the construction work of Kochi Metro at a function to be held near Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kaloor at 10.30am on Friday. It will begin with piling works for Metro rail station near Changampuzha Park at Edappally and the visuals of the work will be telecast live at the inaugural venue.
The programme, which is to be marked with the participation of around 4,000 people, will be presided over by Union minister of state for food and civil supplies K V Thomas.
Union urban development secretary Sudhir Krishna will present the view of the Union government on Kochi Metro rail.
Minister for power Aryadan Mohammed, who is in charge of state railways, will deliver the keynote address.