Kannur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Kochi Metro rail services, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said here on Friday.

“The government has not fixed the inaugural date. The PM has been extended an invitation and the government is hoping that he will devote time for it amid his busy schedule. In this regard, the government is maintaining constant communication with the PM’s office. The reports regarding the inaugural on May 30 are incorrect,” he said.

“Only if the PM’s office informs us about his unavailability, the government will think about other options. Until then, we will wait for a date convenient to the PM,” he said bringing an end to the controversies over the inaugural date.