Kochi Metro: Project Information, Routes, Fares and other Details

Sangeeta Singh Posted on: 2022-01-25 12:36:00 Viewer: 327 Comments: 0 Country: India City: Kochi

Kochi Metro: Project Information, Routes, Fares and other 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

Project Details

Line            Routes   Length   Current Status  
1   Aluva - SN Junction   28.1 km   Partially Operational (25.6 km)  

Operational Routes

Phase I: Aluva - Petta - SN Junction

  • Route Length: 25.6 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


Distance   Fare
Upto 2 Km    ₹10
2 Km to 5 Km   ₹20
5 Km to 10 Km   ₹30
10 Km to 15 Km   ₹40
15 km to 20 Km   ₹50
20 Km to 25 Km   ₹60

Contact details

Kochi Metro Rail Limited 

JLN Metro Station, 4th Floor,

Kaloor, Ernakulam, Kerala 682017

Tel: 18004250355, 0484-2846700/70

Website: https://kochimetro.org

Route Map


Project Information

Under Construction Routes(Phase-I) 

  • Length: 2.9 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

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

Progress So Far

  • June 2013: Construction work was started
  • 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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