Kochi Metro Phase I: Project Information, Cost, Contractors and System Details

Sangeeta Singh Posted on: 2022-01-25 12:36:00 Viewer: 373 Comments: 0 Country: India City: Kochi

Kochi Metro Phase I:  Project Information, Cost, Contractors and System Details

Kochi is the most densely populated city in Kerala. As of 2011, it has a corporation limit population of 677,381within an area of 94.88 kmand a total urban population of more than of 2.1 million within an area of 440 km, making it the largest and the most populous metropolitan area in Kerala.The construction work was started in June 2013 and a 13.4 km section of the line from Aluva to Palarivattom was opened to passengers on 17 June 2017 by Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India.

Project Summary

  • Project Name: Kochi Metro Rail Project
  • Operator: Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL)
  • Owner: Govt. of India and Govt. of Kerala
  • Project Type: Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS)
  • Project Cost: INR 5181.79 Crores (Phase-I)
  • Funding Agency: JICA, AFD
  • Status: Operational -17 June 2017

Operational Routes

Phase I: Aluva - Petta - SN Junction

  • Route Length: 27.4 km 
  • Stations: 21 Stations
  • No. of Trains: 25
  • Operational Stations: Aluva, Pulinchodu, Companypady, Ambattukavu, Muttom, Kalamassery, Cochin University, Pathadipalam, Edapally, Changampuzha Park, Palarivattom, JLN Stadium, Kaloor, Lissie, M.G Road, Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam South, Kadavanthra, Elamkulam, Vytila, Thykkoodam and Petta.
  • Depot: Muttom

Project Information

Under Construction Routes(Phase-I) 

  • Length: 1.16 km 
  • Total Stations: 2 
  • Station Names: Vadakkekotta, SN Junction

Phase II: Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium - Info Park

  • Route Length: 11.2 km
  • Stations: 11 Stations
  • Project Cost: Rs.2,577.00
  • Proposed Stations: Palarivattom Junction, Palarivattom Signal, Chembumukku, Vazhakkala, Kunnumpuram, Kakkanad Junction, Kochi Special Economic Zone, Chittethukara, Rajagiri, Info Park I, Info Park II.

Phase III: Aluva - Angamaly (Airport Extension)

Project Cost & Funding:

Phase   Project Cost    Funding By
Phase 1   5181.79 Crore   Govt. of India and Govt. of Kerala

 Deadline: 2026  (Phase II)/(Phase I, June 2022)

Technical Information

  • Design Speed:90 kmph
  • Average speed: 35kmph
  • Track Gauge: Standard Gauge – 1435 mm
  • Electrification: 750 V DC third rail
  • Signalling System: Communications-based Train Control (CBTC)
  • Rolling stock: Alstom

Major Contracts

  • Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) (GC): Kochi Metro’s General Consultant  
  • Egis India (DDC): Kochi Metro Line-1’s Detailed Design Consultant  
  • Alstom India (KRS-1 & KS-1): 75 Standard Gauge Coaches (Rolling Stock) & Signalling, Train Control & Telecommunication  
  • Ardanuy Ingenieria S.A: Power Supply & Traction  
  • Axis Bank – Asis Electronik Ve Bilisim Sistemleri JV (KS-2): Automated Fare Collection (AFC) system  
  • Larsen & Toubro (KC-02 & KC-03): Construction of viaduct & 6 stations from Aluva – Kalamassery & Construction of viaduct & 6 stations from CUSAT – JLN Stadium  
  • Soma Enterprise (KS-04): Construction of viaduct & 5 stations from Kaloor – Ernakulum South  
  • Era – Ranken JV (KC-05): Construction of viaduct & 5 stations from Kadavanthara – Petta  
  • McNally Bharat (KC-11): Construction of Muttom Depot  
  • LKT Engineering Pvt. Ltd. (DDC): Detailed Design Consultant for Petta – Thrippunithura  
  • KEC International – China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (KEC-CCECC) JV (KAC-02): Construction of viaduct from Petta to SN Junction & 2 stations at Vadakkekotta and SN Junction (1.78 km)  
  • KEC-VNC JV (KAC-04): Construction of viaduct from SN Junction to Thrippunithura with 1 station at Thrippunithura (1.163 km)  
  • Aarvee Associates Architects Engineers & Consultants (Phase 1B Project Management Consultant (PMC)): Petta – Thrippunithura  
  • Sree Giri Consultants is Lowest Bidder (Phase 1B Proof Consultancy): S.N. Junction to Thripunithura  
  • Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd.: Finishing and Architectural works including Block work, Plumbing, Sanitary fixtures and other Interior works at Vadakkekotta and SN Junction stations  
  • Voltas (KAE-01): SITC of E&M (Electrical, VAC and Fire Protection) Works from Petta to Thripunithura Terminal  
  • Johnson Lifts Pvt. Ltd (KAE-02 Lot-1): Elevators for Stations on Petta to Thripunithura Terminal  
  • Schindler India Pvt. Ltd. (KAE-02 Lot-2):  Escalators for Stations Petta to Thripunithura Terminal  

  • Linxon (KAE-04): Electrification / Power Supply from Petta to Thripunithura Terminal  
  • Vijay Nirman Company(VNC) (KAT-01): Track-work from Petta to Thripunithura Terminal

Progress So Far

  • 19 June 2017: 13.2 km section between Aluva – Palarivattom on Blue Line (Line-1) opened
  • 4 October 2017: 5 km section between  Palarivattom – Maharaja’s College on Blue Line (Line-1) opened
  • 3 September 2019: 5.56 km section between Maharaja’s College – Thaikoodam on Blue Line opened
  • 7 September 2020: 5.65 km section between Thaikoodam – Petta on Blue Line (Line-1) opened

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