Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of Kochi Metro Phase 2 on September 1 at 6 pm, informed Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) on Wednesday.

The PM will visit Karnataka and Kerala on September 1 and 2 to commission the first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant at Cochin Shipyard Limited in Kochi and will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of projects worth around Rs 3,800 crores in Mangaluru. He will also inaugurate phase 1 A of the metro project, the first stretch from SN junction to Vadakkekotta. The ceremony will be held at the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) trade fair and exhibition centre in the presence of Kerala Governor Arif Muhammed Khan and Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Mayor M Anilkumar, Member of Parliament Hibi Eden, Antony Raju (minister of transport), P Rajeeve (minister of Industries, Law and Coir) will grace the function with their esteemed presence.

The proposed Phase 2 corridor of Kochi Metro Rail Project is from JLN stadium metro station to Infopark, Kakkanad will cover 11.2 km. The phase 2 stretch will have 11 metro stations.Phase 1 extension is the first stretch of work directly taken up by Kochi Metro Rail Limited.