Kochi Metro turned to reality

Kochi Metro – Two contracts for the third stage also settled.  

Date : June 14, 2013 | Time : 11:51:00AM

Kochi-Metro-News KeralaKochi: The contract for the third stage civil works from Kaloor Stadium to Peta has been settled in principle. This includes the ten stations and the tracks between Stadium and Petta. Having taken the final decision by the tender committee, formal tender will be issued in two days by the DMRC  Managing Director Mangu Singh.

From Kaloor stadium to South Railway Station the contract is given to ‘Soma’ and from South to Petta the contract goes to ‘Era’.

All tenders are scrutinized and contracts prepared at the DMRC headquarters in Delhi. Only at the final stage the KMRL comes into picture. The agency which quoted the lowest amount gets the tender within two days.

All told, five civil tenders have been invited. Construction work contract from Aluva to Kalamasseri, and Kalamasseri to Kaloor Stadium has been given to L & T Constructions. The remaining two tenders will be decided upon in the coming days.


Kochi Metro construction started.

Date : June 7, 2013 | Time : 7:00:00 PM


Kochi: After a long wait of over a decade, the construction work of the Kochi Metro Rail Project was inaugurated by the chief minister Umman Chandi at the Kaloor International Stadium premises. It’s a great honour not for Kochi alone but for the entire state, said the chief minister. The function was chaired by the central minister Prof: K V Thomas. With the piling work near the Chenganpuzha Park the construction started formally. The state ministers P K Kunjalikutty, K Mani and Aryadn Mohamad were also present during the occasion.

The chief minister said the metro rail project will be completed exactly within 1095 days. E.Sreedhanan has given this promise in advance. Extension of metro rail will be decided later after detailed studies. DMRC is entrusted with this task. A decision in this regard will be taken in six months. The public demand is to extend the metro rail to Ankamali, Nedumbasseri and Kakkanad. The Govt: will take a lenient approach to this demand.

As per the present plan the rail will be laid from Aluva to Petta in Trippunithara. Its length will be 25.612 kilo metres. To cover this distance the metro train will take just 46 minutes. There will be 20 stations between Aluva and Petta.