Kochi Metro on a Green Drive
KMRL will launch a three-layered environment conservation programme soon with the support of green groups, NGOs and big corporates.
In the first phase of the program, KMRL will be distributing saplings to major institutions including schools, colleges and offices in the city. The KMRL is also planning to partner with public sector companies and other big institutions in the state which have vast areas of vacant land. More than 5000 saplings have already been distributed.
The programme has much significance as environment activists have raised serious concerns over the possible loss of green cover to make way for the Metro project. Nearly 467 trees in various parts of the city have to be cut for the project.
KMRL will take initiatives not just to plant trees but also to nurture them.