CM held meeting to quicken Metro Project

The Chief Minister took a meeting for expediting the completion of the Kochi Metro Rail project at 3.00 pm on 20th August`14 at the Conference Hall, Secretariat, Trivandrum, in the presence of the Minister for Power & Railways, Shri. Aryadan Muhammed, Minister for PWD, Shri. Ebrahim Kunju, Minister for Excise & Ports, Shri. K. Babu, […]

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CM’s meeting held on road repair.

An emergency meeting was held at Ernakulam Guest House by Chief Minister on yesterday evening in the context of the Traffic Problems faced in the Kochi area. The Minister for works  Shri. Ibrahim Kunju, the minister for Irrigation. Shri P.J Joseph, Ernakulam MP Shri. K.V Thomas, MLAs Shri. Benny Behanan, Shri. Hibi Eaden, Shri. Ludy […]


Immediate action to repair roads

As part of resolve the traffic congestion and speed up the road repair activities, KMRL had initiated a joint inspection along with  DMRC, Cochin Corporation, KWA, PWD, NH, Traffic Police officials  between Vyttila Junction and Aluva through the Metro Rail viaduct corridor on 13th August, 2014. After the inspection the following decision were taken: 1.     The strong potholes […]


French company to supply metro coaches

The French multinational company Alstom quoted the lowest and got the order of Rs. 750cr supply of 75 coaches for the Kochi Metro Rail project. On 11th August 2014, the financial bid was opened at the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) head office. “The French company quoted Rs. 8.43 while joint venture consortium of Hyundai […]


Kochi Metro: The first station construction has begun.

The construction of first Kochi Metro Rail station has begun at #Pulinchode,#Aluva. As an initial step of the construction, vehicles of large height have been restricted. Three weeks before, a cross bar of 4.8 height was founded and it was destroyed by an unknown vehicle. On last week, after this incident, the cross bar was re-founded and then […]


E&Y to develop Smart Cards for Kochi Metro

Kochi Metro Rail Limited has appointed Ernst & Young LLP as the Consultant for developing the “Common Smart Card Ticketing Solution” for the proposed Kochi Metro, and the Consultant is expected to deliver the detailed feasibility report within six months.  The responsibility of the Consultant includes preparation of policy for implementation of the Smart Card based […]


AFD team visits Kochi Metro Rail Construction sites.

A four member team from AFD – Agence Française de Développement visited Kochi Metro Rail construction sites to review the various project components in progress.The team comprised of Mrs. Priscille DE CONINCK and Mr. Arnaud DAUPHIN, project managers from the sustainable and transport division (AFD Paris) Mr. Cheikh DIA and Mr. Gautier KOHLER, project officers at the New Delhi […]

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AFD – Agence Française de Développement to visit KMRL next week

A four member team  from AFD will visit KMRL on 29th July, Tuesday. Mrs. Priscille DE CONINCK and Mr. Arnaud DAUPHIN, project managers from the sustainable and transport division (AFD Paris) will lead a supervision mission with Mr. Cheikh DIA and Mr. Gautier KOHLER, project officers at the New Delhi AFD office. AFD team is likely to review […]


KMRL bridge loan deal with Canara Bank

To move forward the first phase of the metro project’s finance smoothly, KMRL signed a term loan agreement for Rs 1,170 crore with Canara Bank on 20th July 2014. For the construction of renowned Kochi Metro Rail project, the estimated cost is Rs 5,181 crore with Rs 2,170 crore coming from external funding sources. The Metro […]


KMRL to sign pact with Canara Bank.

Kochi Metro Rail limited will sign the term loan agreement with Canara Bank for an amount of Rs. 1170 crore on 20th July 2014 at 12 PM in KMRL conference hall. The agreement will be signed between Canara Bank and KMRL in the presence of R.K. Dubey, CMD Canara Bank , Shri. Elias George, MD, KMRL and […]

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