|E Sreedharan's contribution to Kochi metro has been phenomenal ..|
This recognition is besides the already existing reputation for Kochi metro as
1. the most advanced metro in terms of signalling systems, connectivity etc
2. the cheapest one in the country (at Rs 220 crore/km compared to Rs 337.3 crore per km for Bangalore Namma Metro, a clean Rs 107.3 crore more per kilometre !!) and
3. the fastest executed metro in the country in just three and a half years compared to Bengaluru Namma metrro which has been struggling to cover an additional .
When we talk of green buildings, we have to say that all the Kochi metro stations are built using locally available materials ensuring least transportation of building materials and storage, least disrupting natural streams and wetlands, ensuring best use of natural lighting eliminating expensive unnecessary indoor lighting, best use of natural ventilation, maximum use of renewable energy - almost 25% is solar energy and recycling of water, ensuring very healthy places to gather and travel to.
Click here for the Economic Times link showing how highly efficient has Kochi metro been in comparison to Namma Bengaluru Metro.