Kochi Metro Unveils Bidders for the Phase 2 Construction 

The contract entails the construction of elevated viaducts along with ten elevated stations.

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KOCHI (Metro Rail News): Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) has unveiled the names of the bidders who have submitted bids for the Kochi Metro’s Phase 2 contract. 

Scope of Contract 

The contract entails the design and Construction of an elevated viaduct and 10 Elevated Stations, Excluding Architectural Finishes, Building Services, Link Bridges and Entry-Exit Structures of Phase II of the Kochi Metro Rail Project from JLN Stadium to Infopark.

Bidders 

The bidders for the package are: 

  1. Afcons Infrastructure Ltd.
  2. KEC International Ltd.
  3. Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. (RVNL)

Further Process 

The bids would further go for technical evaluation, which would furnish us with the name of the lowest bidder for the package in the coming times. 

Pink Line, Kochi Metro 

It entails an 11.2 Km long Pink Line connecting Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium with InfoPark at an estimated cost of Rs 1,957.05 Crores. The phase will likely be funded by a loan from the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) with around a 3% interest rate. 

Stations on the Pink Line 

The stations of the Pink Line include  Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium ( next to Blue Line), Palarivattom Junction, Alinchuvadu, Chembumukku, Vazhakkala, Padamughal, Kakkanad Junction, Cochin SEZ, Chittethukara, KINFRA Park, and InfoPark / Smart City (connected to Kochi Water Metro).

It is expected to be ready for commercial operations in 2028. 

With Particular Emphasis on women Passengers 

The 11.2 km line has been named the Pink Line to emphasise the safety of Women working at Infopark. This will ensure a safe and convenient transit system to ease their stress and ensure a safe and sensible environment, especially at night. 

KMRL 

Kochi Metro Rail Corporation is the governing body for the Kochi metro, which has been set up as a 50-50 joint venture between the Kerela Government and the Central government. 


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