Chandy hopes 2015 will bring huge development to Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 31 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday said 2015 will be a year that will hugely benefit the state.

“I have high hopes that 2015 will see the commissioning of the first phase of the Kochi Metro, the opening of the Kannur international airport, and the first phase of the Smart City Kochi would begin to function,” Chandy told reporters when asked what should Keralites look forward to in the New Year.
Speaking after holding the last cabinet meet of 2014 in the state capital, Chandy said: “Another feature of 2015 would be during the year, you will be able to see work commencing at the Vizhinjam international transhipment terminal and also the light Metro projects at Kozhikode and the capital city.”
“Then we have decided to see that the prime tourism destinations in the state get a facelift through better infrastructure.”
He also said that one of the best things to happen in Kerala was that all political parties recently expressed consensus that the state should be put on the track which ensures an overall development.
On state politics, Chandy said that no force on earth, barring the Congress party itself, could play spoilsport for its well-being and progress.
“Only the Congress can beat itself. All issues in the Congress and the United Democratic Front would be taken care of and things will go forward smoothly,” he said.
Taking a dig on the CPI-M, which is all set to launch a second phase of agitation seeking Chandy’s resignation over solar panel scam, he said: “Even after they had to wind up their earlier protests in the solar scam, the CPI-M fails to learn from their mistakes. The people of Kerala are watching everything.”