The ubiquitous solution for all traffic grieves and woes of Kochi, an escape from gridlocks and congestion, the key to all hurdles on wheel – Kochi Metro Rail project. With the faith of thousands, hope for future and the buzz of today, metro has already bought a new face to Kochi.
An alternated mode of urban mass transport is all on its way, which aims to provide the masses with a reliable, safe, economic, user-friendly and punctual mode of world-class metro rail system at affordable rates – all this coupled with an environmentally sustainable model.
Here is an overview of the project:
The Kochi Metro Rail Project is a joint venture between the Government of India and the Government of Kerala with KMRL as the project owner and the client and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) as the executing agency.
KMRL also relies on the expert advice of E Sreedharan who is the Principal Advisor to DMRC.
Metro Stations – Phase I
7. Cochin University
10. Changampuzha Park
12. JL N Stadium
15. M.G Road
16. Maharaja’s College
17. Ernakulam south
Metro Stations – Phase II
1. JLN Stadium
2. Palarivattom Bypass
6. Kakkanad Junction
7. Kochi SEZ
10. Infopark – I
11. Infopark – II
- Starting Date: 13 September 2012 (foundation stone laid by then PM Manmohan Singh)
- Mode of payment: Automated payment system using a combination of smart cards & computerized paper tickets
- Capacity: 975 passengers
- Phase I: Aluva – Pettah Work on the 25.612 kms stretch will cost Rs 5181 crores
- Phase IA: Pettah – Tripunithura
- Phase II: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium to Kakkanad (Stadium – Palarivattom Bypass – Chembamukku – Vazhakkala – Kunnumpuram – Kakkanad Junction – Kochi SEZ – Chittethukara – Rajagiri – Infopark-I – Infopark-II)