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PHASE – II EXTENSION (ALLIGNMENT MAP)

Posted on Nov 5, 2014

PHASE-II Metro Alignment (1) PHASE-II Metro Alignment(2) JLN STADIUM (Kaloor) to INFO PARK (Kakkanad) PETTA to...

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Kochi Metro Rail Limited moots minibus service to boost ferry operations – The Times of India

Posted on Feb 19, 2014

KOCHI: In an effort achieve synergy between multiple modes of transport under the Unified Metro Transport Authority (UMTA), Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) is mooting a minibus service by the end of March. The aim is to start pilot feeder minibus services connecting Kakkanad Jetty, Collectorate and Infopark and thus ensure better connectivity. The company has invited tenders seeking 14-seater minibuses for the service. This will provide connectivity to the ferry service started by state water transport department (SWTD) along Kakkanad-Vyttila stretch. The ferry service, launched in last November to ease traffic congestion, received a lukewarm response due to the lack of proper transport connectivity at its stops. “The bus service will support the ferry service. We hope to get things in place by March so that we can launch it as soon as possible. We have invited tenders...

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Kochi Metro gets a boost with Rs.462-crore allocation – The Hindu

Posted on Feb 18, 2014

Fund requirement met in Budget: KMRL chief The Rs 5,537-crore Kochi Metro Rail project has been allotted Rs.462.17 crore in Monday’s interim Union Budget. Of this Rs. 233.43 crore will be given as equity contribution and Rs. 66.95 crore as interest-free subordinate debt while Rs.161.79 crore will be loan. “We are very happy to note that Kochi Metro’s fund requirements have been adequately met in the Union Budget,” said Mr. Elias George, Managing Director of Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL). This allocation is Rs. 332.17 crore more than that in the 2013 budget. In the revised estimate for 2013-14, an additional provision of Rs. 20 crore towards equity is also made, says a KMRL press release. The State and Central governments are expected to pool in Rs 753.73 crore each for the project. The loan expected from French external...

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Tripunithura looks to grow with Metro – The Times of India

Posted on Feb 14, 2014

Tripunithura: With the Kochi Metro rail extending to Tripunithura, the municipal budget 2014-15, presented by vice-chairperson Thilothama Suresh, focused on developing link roads and public places as part of the project on Thursday. A major portion of the annual income has been allotted for expanding non-conventional sectors which in turn would increase the revenue of the municipality. “More funds have been allocated for infrastructure development. Apart from link roads, the earlier proposal to construct a shopping complex-cum-bus bay, next to the proposed new Metro rail terminal near Milma, needs to be revived,” the vice-chairperson said. For maintaining and widening link roads, a total of Rs.16.07 crore has been earmarked in the budget. This includes a plan fund grant of Rs 5.25 crore and finance commission aid of Rs 2.4...

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GCDA Hands Over 30 Cents for Kochi Metro -The New Indian Express

Posted on Feb 14, 2014

The Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA) handed over 30 cents of  land to construct the station for the Kochi Metro Rail at Kadavanthra on Thursday. Benny Behanan MLA, who is also the member of the GCDA executive committee, handed over the documents to KMRL managing director Elias George. Along with the documents, the sketches of the land were also handed over to the KMRL MD. MLAs Dominic Presentation, Anwar Sadath and other officials concerned were present on the occasion.“The GCDA has given a total of 30 cents of land in front of its office for the station of the Kochi Metro Rail. The documents for 28 cents were handed over on Thursday. The remaining two cents of land, which is under the possession of the KSEB will be handed over to the KMRL soon,” he...

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Focus on Infrastructure and Waste Management – The New Indian Express

Posted on Feb 14, 2014

The 2014-15 budget of the Tripunithura Municipality, presented  on Thursday, stressed on projects related to infrastructure development in view of the extension of Kochi Metro Rail from Petta to Tripunithura. An amount of `50 crore has been earmarked for the bus terminal project proposed to come up near the terminal point of the Kochi Metro Rail and for  developing roads in the area. The budget presented by municipal chairperson Thilothama Suresh has a surplus of `1.47 crore with `125.90 crore revenue and `124.43 crore expenditure. In the budget speech, the vice-chairperson mentioned that infrastructure projects will be implemented through public-private partnership model. She  added that a detailed project report, including a plan for comprehensive developments of roads and the bus terminal, have been prepared by Infrastructure Kerala Limited (INKEL). The report will be submitted at the investors meet scheduled...

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