Kochi Metro Rail project Phase-II consists of 11.2 km with 11 stations which will be passing through major locations of employment and passenger hubs viz. Infopark, SmartCity, District Headquarters, Cochin Special Economic Zone (CSEZ), KINFRA, Rajagiri Vidyapeetham, etc.
Phase-II network of Kochi Metro Rail project shall connect the central part of Ernakulam to Infopark and SmartCity via Kakkanad. Infopark and Smart City are large IT hubs of Kerala and Kakkanad is the place, where the district headquarters and major residential and commercial hub with industrial area viz Cochin Special Economic Zone (CSEZ), KINFRA, etc. are located. The alignment will connect Palarivattom Junction with residential areas like Aalinchuvadu and Chembumukku and above institutions like District headquarters at Kakkanad, CSEZ, KINFRA, Rajagiri Vidyapeetham and IT hubs like Infopark & SmartCity.
Phase-II of Kochi Metro Rail corridor will provide multimodal integration by integrating the metro alignment with bus transport system, water transport (Kochi Water Metro Ltd.), public bicycle sharing system, etc. at various locations.
Government of India accorded ‘In principle’ approval for the Phase-II of Kochi Metro Rail Project from JLN Stadium to Infopark via Kakkanad at the cost of Rs. 1957.05 crore, communicated vide MoHUA Letter No F.No.K-14011/08/2015-MRTS-IV dated 26th February 2019.
Hon’ble Prime Minister laid the Foundation stone of Phase-II of Kochi Metro Rail project on 01st September 2022 in the presence of Hon’ble Governor and Chief Minister.
Central Cabinet accorded approval for Phase-II on 07th September 2022 and MoHUA issued the sanction order for the Phase-II Project on 21st November 2022.
Project Cost and funding
Total project cost as per Approved DPR – 1957.05 crore
(Rs. in crore)
|1||GoI Equity||274.90||16.23 %|
|2||GoK Equity||274.90||16.23 %|
|3||SD for CT by GOI (50%)||63.85||3.77 %|
|4||SD for CT by GOK (50%)||63.85||3.77 %|
|5||Loan from bilateral/ multilateral agencies||1016.24||60.0 %|
|Total cost excluding Land, R&R and PPP component||1693.74||100.00 %|
|6||SD by GOK for Land Including R&R cost||82.68|
|7||State Taxes to be borne by GoK||94.19|
|8||IDC for Loan &Front End Fee||39.56|
|Total Completion Cost||1957.05|
SYSTRA – SYSTRA MVA Consulting (India) Pvt. Ltd. has been awarded the General Consultancy Contract for Phase-II of Kochi Metro Rail project.
Award of Tenders
|SI No||Description||Total number of tenders||Awarded||Balance to be awarded|
1. Preparatory works:
|Road widening work||100% Completed|
|Viaduct||80% Completed and expected to be completed by 30th September 2023|
|Stations||Expert Committee meeting on SIA study is conducted. Land Acquisition is expected to be completed by 30th November 2023|
- Soil Investigation work is completed.
- General Consultant for the Phase-II is appointed and started functioning.
- Detailed Design Consultant for Stations is appointed and work started.
- Detailed Design Consultant for Traction is appointed and work started.
- Contract for the construction of Entry/Exit structures for Kakkanad and SEZ stations is awarded and piling work in progress.
- Tender for the construction of Entry/Exit structures for Chittethukara, KINFRA Park and Infopark stations is floated.