In a bid to promote sustainable development, Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) has decided to adopt circular economy principles. With this new approach, KMRL aims at reducing the cost of building construction. According to the plan, KMRL will begin the initiative by using recycled items as building materials. This will reduce dependence on virgin materials for less important areas. Apart from this, KMRL is also considering minimising environmental impacts from transportation. “Through adopting circular economy, KMRL can work on the concept of reduce, reuse, redesign and regenerate,” Hindu BusinessLine quoted KMRL Managing Director Alkesh Kumar Sharma as saying.