KMRL is spreading its wings, buckling up to new dimensions, moving ahead steadily towards its glorious mission. It has already marked the beginning of the next phase of Kochi Metro by starting pegmarking on Kaloor-Kakkanad and Vytilla-Thripunithura stretch.
The peg marking of 11.7 km stretch from Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kaloor to Kakkanad started on July 15, 2015. The State Government had granted approval for extension on May 20, at an estimated cost of Rs. 2017.46 Crore. The work is expected to be completed within 30 days.
Marking is done on a width of 22 metres along the stretch, which is slated to be completed within five days. The total area required for the extension is estimated at 8.65 acres and is likely to cost Rs 140.68 Crore.
As part of survey for acquiring land, pegmarking has begun at Thripunithura stretch, indicating that Kochi Metro has included the place in extension of the project’s first phase. The agency appointed by KMRL took three days to complete peg marking of the 1.7 km stretch from Petta to SN Junction. State Government had approved the 1.50-km-long extension that is expected to cost Rs. 323 crore, with metro stations at Alliance Junction and SN Junction.
The French funding agency, Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD) has sanctioned principle approval for meeting the loan requirements.