KOCHI (Metro Rail News): The Kochi metro rail project’s second phase is progressing with the appointment of Systra and Systra MVA Consulting India Private Limited as the general consultant.
As per the KMRL officials, these firms have experience and are experts in infrastructure development in the public transport sector, including rail and light metro projects.
The consortium will be responsible for supervising the construction of the second phase of the Kochi metro. In addition, they will assess the proposals put forward by the design consultant and contractors. Their role also includes ensuring that construction works meet high standards of quality and safety.
KMRL MD Loknath Behera stated that the commencement of civil works for the second phase of the metro, spanning 11.2 kilometres and linking the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium metro station to Infopark, Kakkanad, is anticipated to take place prior to the Onam festival.