IGBC, KMRL – Kochi Metro Greenathon

The Indian Green Building council (IGBC)  jointly with Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) would conduct Kochi Metro Greenathon, as an extended programme of the Green Building week, in association with various organizations in and around Kochi. The Greenathon will be held on Sunday the 6th of October in Eranakulam along the metro route.  World Green […]

Metro design to prevent suicides

The proposed Kochi Metro Rail stations will have Platform Screen Doors (PSD), a first in the country, aimed at preventing mishaps and suicide attempts. The doors would restrict the public’s access to the rails by enclosing the stations in a glass cage and both the station’s door and that of the metro trains would open […]

AFD’s final word on funding by November

KMRL is on the verge of crossing a major funding hurdle. AFD; the French financial agency that KMRL had approached for external funding is likely to give a final commitment on providing a loan of about 180 million euros by the end of November this year. The final appraisal mission led by Alain Ries, Head […]

Labour Issues Settled

 A five-pronged system has been put in place to prevent labour disputes at Kochi metro’s work sites. This follows a high-level meeting here on Tuesday, at which senior trade union representatives promised their cooperation so that the project could be commissioned as scheduled. The meeting was convened in the wake of a sub-contractor refusing to […]

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