[197] CUSAT's detailed study was submitted on 10 August 2012. Takeshi Fukayama of JICA said, "DMRC has an expertise in implementing the project and so, KMRC should take their support in executing the project. The capacity of each train is 975 passengers. [139] Phase II comprises a 11.2 km (7.0 mi) line from Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium to Infopark via Kakkanad. In 2017, when the first phase of the Metro rail was inaugurated in Kochi, the need for a transport authority that can streamline multiple modes of transport with a single ‘command and control’ centre strengthened. The district administration can take ownership of land only after paying at least 80% of the price. Endangered species and animals of Western Ghats are depicted in MG Road station, and the history and trade routes of Kochi are the theme of the Maharaja's College station. [138], The State Cabinet approved Phase II of the Kochi Metro on 17 May 2017. Hyundai Rotem/BEML and Band Changchun Railway Vehicle Co Ltd[177] were the only bidders when the bids were opened in December 2013. However, KMRL wanted the metro to be as a medium metro corridor, as opposed to a light one, and the width was increased to 2.90 metres (9 ft 6 in). However, the land required for parking at stations, road widening and straightening curves along the alignment was not assessed in the original plan. [180] According to Metro officials, "The delay will impact integrated trial of coaches in Aluva-Palarivattom route, initially scheduled for August 2015. There are 25 stations planned on the line from Aluva to Tripunithura railway station [1] [2] 22 of them are currently in operation, Petta Metro Station is the most recent opened station on 21-July-2020. [117], Transport Minister Aryadan Mohammed stated on 14 December 2013 that he had asked the DMRC to replace Era Constructions, the contractor of the metro's fourth reach (Vytilla-Pettah) because the work was going too slowly. The team included Senior Transport Expert of AFD, Mr. Xavier Hoang; AFD regional director for South Asia, Aude Flogny and Project Coordinator, Gautier Kohler. The computerised OCC monitors and controls all train movements. During this period, governments changed at the national level between Congress- and BJP-led coalitions. DMRC MD E. Sreedharan said he would not be interested in participating unless the DMRC was involved. Under the terms of the power purchase agreement, Hero will sell the generated power to KMRL at a rate of ₹5.51 (7.7¢ US) per unit. [192], In November 2016, KMRL began installing solar panels on the rooftops of 22 stations and the buildings at the Muttom yard. Academic disciplines Business Concepts To a query, Mr. Chandy said 1,095 days was the deadline for completing the first phase of the Kochi metro for the 24 km from Aluva to Pettah. With re-tendering process on, the proposed integration of coaches with tracks, third traction (sourcing power from the third rail) and signal systems can be done only by 2015-end or early 2016. The remaining land was required for the construction of metro stations. [68] Kadakampally Surendran who is the current Minister for Devaswom, Tourism and Co-Operation declared that the inauguration of Kochi Metro Train service is expected to occur on 30 May 2017[69], On 21 February 2014, the Kerala High Court expressed its displeasure over the failure of the Kochi Corporation to finalise the final alignment of the proposed rail over bridge (ROB) at Pachalam submitted by the Roads and Bridges Development Corporation. 1350 crore for Kochi metro rail extension", "French agency to extend 175 mn EUR loan for Kochi metro", "Land acquisition process expedited to meet targets - Times of India", "Kochi metro Phase IIgets Cabinet clearance", "Cabinet shows green signal for Kochi Metro Phase-II", "Call for Metro connectivity to airport gains momentum - Times of India", "Union Cabinet nod for Rs 5,146 crore Kochi Metro expected soon: Official", "Feasibility study for Kochi Metro expansion okayed | Business Line", "Will ask Centre for more funds for Kochi Metro", "Government Jacks up Aid for Kochi Metro", "Kochi metro now links Thripunithura in Phase I", http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Kochi/kmrl-to-sign-rs-1500crore-loan-agreement-with-french-agency/article5626034.ece, http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Kochi/kmrl-scouts-for-revenue-sources-for-metro/article5589759.ece, http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-07-16/news/51600810_1_kochi-metro-rail-ltd-loan-agreement-elias-george, http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/states/canara-bank-signs-1170cr-loan-pact-for-kochi-metro/article6230919.ece, "Minimum fare of Kochi Metro fixed at Rs. Apart from the above, 102.50 cents of land is required for preparatory works, and 94 hectares in Muttom and 20 hectares of land in Kakkanad is to be acquired for developing the land for commercial use .[82]. [100][101] The next station where piling work was carried out was Aluva.[102]. [needs update] AFD has stated that they could provide a loan of up to 130 million Euros which is around Rs. The rest of the board would include the Chief Secretary, Finance Secretary and Principal Secretary (Water Resources). [88] The remaining land was owned by the KSEB and was acquired separately. [58][59] CUSAT was given the task, as the report submitted by DMRC did not have specifications regarding the parking facilities. [172] A total of 22 trains will be inducted for the first phase of operations of the metro. [148] KMRL also signed an agreement with French financial aid agency Agence Française de Développement (AFD) on 8 February 2014, to provide a ₹152 crore (equivalent to ₹195 crore, US$27 million or €25 million in 2019) loan for the project. but picked up towards the end of 2013. "[125], The first 'U' shaped concrete girder of the Kochi Metro Rail was successfully installed on Saturday, 12 July 2014 early morning. On 11 September 2012, KMRL gave its in-principle nod for the second phase of the proposed Kochi Metro project, which will have to be ratified by the state government. [70], The Pachalam RoB was approved in-principle by the Kochi Corporation on 10 February 2014. This phase could possibly include a northern extension of Line-1 to Cochin International Airport in Nedumbassery and onward to Angamaly. KMRL plans to hire another agency to care for the trees. The first phase is being set up at an estimated cost of INR5181 crore (US$790 million). Mohammed stated that the DMRC would make the final call on replacing the contractor. The prices have been approved by the State Empowered Committee. Referring to the metro’s 12-km-long phase-two extension up to Smart City, through Palarivattom Bypass Junction and Kakkanad, he … The Chinese firm did not qualify, leaving only the HYUNDAI consortium in contention. The agency had detailed discussions with KMRL MD Elias George and other senior officials. [57] The works included the widening of 3 arterial roads and the construction of a new rail over bridge (RoB) near KSRTC station and a foot over bridge. 10; maximum is Rs. [147] The line is expected to break even in 2023. But the project was delayed because the Central Government expressed serious doubts about the economic viability of the project. Add your article. Kochi Metro was lauded for its decision to employ Kudumbashree workers and also members of the transgender community. KMRL has tied up with agencies for providing feeder bus service for Metro Passengers. On 3 March 2012, KMRL handed over ₹150 million to DMRC for undertaking the preparatory works. KMRL has installed Plastic Bottle Recycling Machines at few stations. [122] The estimated cost of the works from South to Vytilla is ₹ 1.50 billion. It is supported by Twenty-four piers with 90 piles. The foundation stone for the project was laid on 4 March,[74] and construction was expected to complete in 6 months. DMRC has promised that it will plant 10 trees for each one it has to remove. The information on scheduled stops, routes and fares have been converted into the universally accepted General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) and has been allowed to developers, entrepreneurs, data analysts to download from the KMRL website. [160], The interiors and exteriors of the Kochi Metro stations are decorated with references to local culture. [90], Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone for the project on 13 September 2012. We aim to complete the project within a span of 3 to 4 years." Kochi Metro - Phase 1 Route Map This is a list of stations of the Kochi Metro . [22] Every Kochi Metro station is designed on a specific theme around Kerala culture and geography. The SMS submitted the report on 10 August 2012. [196] The DMRC will call for re-tender for the work between South and Vyttila. [61] The DMRC will execute all preparatory works. [127] The first test run of the Kochi metro was conducted on 27 February 2016 on a 1 km (0.62 mi) section between Muttom Yard depot and Kalamassery at speeds of up to 10 km/h (6.2 mph). [8] There are 17 sharp curves along the route; the sharpest curve have a radius of 120 metres (390 ft). [15] A second 5 km (3.1 mi) section from Palarivattom to Maharaja's College metro station was inaugurated on 3 October 2017. [28] In 2008 LDF Government under the Chief Minister V. S. Achuthanandan approved the Kochi Metro rail project in a cabinet meeting held on 2 January 2008 and sent to Central Government for ratification. [193] Installation of a 2.3 MW solar plant at the Muttom depot was completed in May 2017. KMRL are also planning to build skywalks connecting Ernakulam South station to Ernakulam Junction railway station and Vytilla Station to Vyttila Mobility Hub, once Phase 1 is completed. Buses are currently the major public transportation system in Kochi. [29], The Kerala government hoped the centre would approve a funding structure similar to that used for the Delhi Metro, but they were turned down. [71] The RoB received approval from the State Cabinet on 26 February. [44] The 22 proposed stations for the Kochi Metro were approved by the State Cabinet on 19 June 2013. The study was focused on understanding the ridership of all 22 stations including two terminal stations and assessing the possible number of two and four-wheelers, which would require parking in the Aluva- Pettah Metro Rail corridor. Kalamassery station depicts rare species of the mountain range. [60] Other projects include construction of a new RoB connecting Mullassery Canal Road and Salim Rajan Road, and the widening of the Town Hall-Madhava Pharmacy Junction stretch, and Jos Junction-South Railway Station road. The boats were manufactured by Steel Industries Kerala Ltd, Kannur (part of Steel Authority of India Ltd). [114] It aims to complete the 13 km (8.1 mi) Aluva-Palarivattom stretch by December 2015, and the remaining 12 km (7.5 mi) Palarivattom-Pettah stretch by March 2016. [159], Egis India was responsible for the design of the stations such as floors and doors, and the Indian Institute of Architecture (Kochi Chapter) developed the designs of the roof and the interior of the stations. The machines have been designed to dispose and recover products effectively for recycling. A Cabinet decision was taken to form a special purpose vehicle (SPV) called Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) as per orders from Planning Commission and the Union Government for the implementation, operation and maintenance of the metro project. The station was renamed to Town Hall Metro Station on 1 February 2020. There will be 11 stations on the line - Palarivattom Junction, Palarivattom Signal, Chembumukku, Vazhakkala, Kunnumpuram, Kakkanad Junction, Kochi Special Economic Zone, Chittethukara, Rajagiri, InfoPark I and InfoPark II. DPR-Phase 1B – SN Junction to Thripunithura, Combined DPR of Phase I – Aluva to Thripunithura, Automatic fare collection system with combination of smart cards & RFID / QR Code tickets, 975 passengers (Crush load) (Seating – 136), JLN Stadium to Infopark( Detail Project Report submitted to Central Government ), Elevated viaduct carried over pre-stressed concrete ‘U/I’ shaped girders with pile/open foundations, 2.9 m wide modern rolling stock with stainless steel body, Standard gauge, Axle load of 16 tonnes, Communication Based Train control – ATC with ATO, ATS, ATP & CBI, Viaduct and 6 Station Buildings from Aluva to Kalamassery – Larson & Toubro, Chennai, Viaduct and 6 Station Buildings from Kalamassery to JLN Stadium – Larson & Toubro, Chennai, Viaduct and 5 Station Buildings from JLN Stadium to Ernakulam Junction Station – Soma Enterprises Limited, Pune, Viaduct and 5 Station Buildings from Ernakulam Junction to Petta – Era & Ranken (JV), New Delhi, Vindhya Telelinks Ltd, New Delhi – KE-1 to KE- 7, Red Star Constructions, Alappuzha – KE-8 (Muttom). The Kochi Metro is a mass rapid transit system serving the city of Kochi in Kerala, India. Cochin University, Edapally, Changampuzha Park, Palarivattom, J. L. N. Stadium, Kaloor, Town Hall, MG Road. 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[200], The minimum fare on the Kochi Metro is ₹10 (14¢ US) and the maximum is ₹60 (84¢ US). Thus, the Kochi metro project became the first metro in the country which connects rail, road and water transport facilities. [172], It was initially proposed to use maglev trains from South Korea for Kochi Metro. [27], On 22 December 2004, the United Democratic Front Government led by Oommen Chandy assigned the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) the task of preparing the detailed project report (DPR) for the Kochi Metro rail project. [213], In early 2014, E. Sreedharan criticised Kochi Metro Railway Limited (KMRL) for its involvement in the re-tender for the procurement of coaches for the project, saying that this would result in a delay of six or seven months. Route: Aluva Metro Station to Cochin International Airport. [145][146] The total estimated cost of land acquisition is ₹11.1 billion (US$160 million), higher than the ₹6.72 billion (US$94 million) estimated as per the original plan. The Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice A.M. Shafeeque directed the corporation to place on record the final alignment of the ROB by 2 April 2014. [155] Kochi Metro has also encouraged bidding for the naming rights of selected stations. [78][79][80][81] Approximately, 4.6 hectares of land will be required for widening curves and stretches where the metro's viaduct is positioned outside the median. [12] Although the AFD typically issues 20-year loans for urban infrastructure projects, it agreed to offer KMRL a longer tenure of 25 years at an interest rate of 1.35%. [72] The 2-lane, 10-metre wide RoB is estimated to cost ₹52 crore (US$7.3 million) and will be constructed by the DMRC. Approximately, 15 hectares out of the required 31.92 was government-owned land. [116], The Metro' civil works faced some initial delays because of rain, labour issues, etc. KMRL has built skywalks connecting metro stations & nearby landmarks. The design of each individual station is a variation on this common theme. The Kochi Metro owns a 52.3-acre plot in Muttom, of which 31.1 acres is required for the metro depot. The Cabinet also approved a proposal to sign an agreement with the union government and railways for construction of 27 road overbridges. [182] The contract is for design, manufacturing, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of 25 standard track gauge trains with an option to supply 25 additional metro sets. "There are no doubts about this. [149][150] The total debt component from Canara Bank and AFD amounted to INR 21.70 billion. [164] The theme of CUSAT station is the state's maritime history, and that of Pathadipalam station is the fish of the Western Ghats. It was inaugurated in June 2017 . Kochi Metro project is a Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) with a single elevated line made to operate in the commercial capital of Kerala. The project was contracted to Hero Solar Energy (P) Ltd. The girder reached the site at midnight and was installed with the help of cranes having capacities of 350 tonnes and 400 tonnes. Shared e-auto feeder service is available from Maharajas College The boats complete the 9 km (5.6 mi)[210] Vyttila-Kakkanad journey in approximately 25 minutes. civil works), 2x GIS3; 110 kV Intake Power Substations and their associated Power Transformers 110 kV/33 kV, and 33 kV/415 V Auxiliary Transformers. Aluva, Pettah, Kalamassery, Edappally and Kaloor stations will have larger parking areas requiring about 2.7869 hectares of land. Nayanar ideated the project in 1999. The three-car train set successfully completed the trial run. The highlight of the machine is that customers using the facility will be incentivized by way of discount coupons redeemable at select commercial outlets. However, the traditional nālukettu architectural style was not structurally feasible. The project will create employment opportunities for the local people. [211], In February 2017, the Kerala Government announced a plan for Kochi Water Metro service spanning 16 routes in Kochi. Amidst the pandemic, phase 1 of Kochi Metro became fully operational with the inauguration of the Thykoodam – Petta stretch on September 5. Arayadan Muhammed, Minister for Power and Transport of Kerala, responded that KMRL called for the tender for the sake of transparency. The Kochi metro project is the first metro in the country which connects rail, road and water transportfacilities. KMRL chose to play the tune instead of the typical chime played on other metros in the country in order to give "Malayali flavour" to the metro system. [140], The third phase of the metro includes plans to extend the line from Aluva up to the Cochin International Airport at Nedumbassery. [195] A preliminary report was submitted in June 2012. [171] Each coach will have three wide doors, with automatic door closing and opening. [86][87], The Kadavanthra station was built on the land which housed GCDA's Nandanam park near the canal. [113] KMRL has also set up a vertical garden on every sixth pillar along the metro rail system. [117] By the end of December, DMRC officials announced that Era Constructions would be replaced. [56] Other politicians include Benny Behanan, former MLA; K. Babu, former Minister and Hibi Eden, former MLA. The study proposed parking lots adjacent to all stations with some having multi-level parking. [212], In January 2012, in response to the Kerala government's decision to have the Kochi Metro project go through a global tender, Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, of the opposition party the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)), accused Chief Minister Oommen Chandy of trying to oust the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). [95][96][97][98] At the inauguration ceremony, the State Government announced that the metro would be extended a kilometre-and-a-half from Pettah to Tripunithura,[99] Construction work on Metro' first station, at Kaloor, began at 10:30 am IST on 30 September 2013, when Soma Constructions began piling. Palarivattom station features images of the flowers of the Western Ghats. The preparatory works were intended to be completed before constructing the metro. [190] In January 2015, Alstom won the contract for manufacturing, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the 750 V third-rail traction electrification and auxiliary substations (ASS) and associated SCADA systems. The DMRC was concentrating on … The plants contained on the coir beds will be watered using drip irrigation, the implementation of which is being tied up with the Swatchh Bharat Mission. KMRL will widen the Kakkanad-Airport corridor to a 22-metre-wide stretch, and construct metro pillars in the centre of the stretch. In the video posted by KMRL where MD Mohammed Hanish spoke about the extension, he said in a rather positive tone that the paper works for phase 2 are going to be over pretty soon. [23][24] The cabinet meeting held on 21 July 1999, of the then Left Democratic Front (Kerala) government, assigned Rail India Technological and Economic Services (RITES) for the feasibility study for a metro rapid transport system in Kochi. [45], In December 2011, Kerala Minister for Public Works V.K. The station was instead built on land owned by the Kochi Corporation near Ernakulam Girls' High School, while the Operations Control Centre was built in Muttom. Our objective is to make Kochi the first city in the country where the entire public transport system: the metro, the buses, the boats, the auto-rickshaws and the taxies work together as a seamless integrated system; with a common timetable, common ticketing and centralised ‘command and control’. KMRL and the Kerala Public Works Department (PWD) signed an agreement on 22 July 2013, to build a ₹108 crore (equivalent to ₹125 crore or US$18 million in 2019) flyover at Edapally[66] to reduce the congestion at the junction of NH 47 and NH 17 at Edappally. Airport authorities had requested that the State Government build the metro link in the second phase, but the government decided to take it up in the third phase instead. [21] Apart from the regular tickets, it has also adopted a single card, single timetable and a singular command and control. It also argued that coaches supplied by Hyundai Rotem were already in use on the Delhi Metro, as well as a few other metros. In July 2017, a consortium of Cherian Varkey Construction Company (CVCC) and Vijay Nirman Constructions (VNC) has been awarded the contract to execute the construction of Kochi Metro works from Maharaja's College to Ernakulam south, and also from Kunnara Park to Pettah. Kochi, Sep 7 | Over five months after its operations came to a screeching halt following imposition of the national lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, Kochi Metro not only resumed its services on Monday, but also saw inauguration of the three-km-long stretch from Thykoodam to Petta, thereby signalling the completion of the first phase of Kerala’s first metro project. [165], Stations were designed to provide the maximum natural ventilation in passenger areas. Airport officials had requested that the state government build the metro link in the second phase, but the government decided to take it in the third phase instead. Similarly, OPPO bagged the naming rights for Edapally and MG Road stations. The New Indian Express quoted a DMRC official as saying, "The work of the Era has been found to be extremely unsatisfactory. [19] It is the world's first rapid transit system whose entire management operations are handled by women. Train service starts at 6:00 a.m. and continues till 10:00 p.m. from Monday to Saturday. The metro operates with a headway of 7 minutes. The cost for the station was ₹ 100 million. Cherian Varkey Construction Company was the contractor for the project. CBTC also enables the use of driverless trains, although the Kochi Metro will initially use metro pilots during its operations. [89], When the Railways demanded ₹ 3 billion for a 35-year lease of 4,360 square metres of land intended as the location of Ernakulam South metro station and other facilities, KMRL officials rejected the offer, as ₹ 3 billion worked out to about 8% of the metro project's total cost. [ 196 ] the first phase is being set up at an estimated cost ₹... 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