During this period, governments changed at the national level between Congress- and BJP-led coalitions.  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. Train service starts at 6:00 a.m. and continues till 10:00 p.m. from Monday to Saturday. The cost for the station was ₹ 100 million.  Based on the inputs received from the pre-appraisal mission team of AFD, a formal detailed- appraisal mission team visited Kochi from 25 to 27 April 2013. , 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 Kochi Metro, conceived and implemented as the face of new-age Kochi, is apparently turning out to be a white elephant. Various announcements of what Kochi Metro’s Phase 3 will look like have been made, but detailed planning for it is yet to begin. DMRC has promised that it will plant 10 trees for each one it has to remove.  According to a KMRL official, "It [stations] will be designed in such a way that it reflects the Kerala style of architecture with each of the 22 stations reflecting a regional theme. 10; maximum is Rs.  The axle load is 15 t (15 long tons; 17 short tons) for which the structures are to be designed. The 2 lines and their lengths as shared in the past are: Hebbal to JP Nagar along the Outer Ring Road’s western section (assigned as Orange Line in 2019, approx. , The interiors and exteriors of the Kochi Metro stations are decorated with references to local culture. BENGALURU: Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has decided to take up two Phase-3 corridors on a priority basis — 13km Magadi Road and 42km JP Nagar-Hebbal.  The then Chief Minister Oommen Chandy stated that it was part of an administrative decision. Another issue for the metro was that DMRC had to obtain the permission of its director's board to undertake projects outside Delhi. Mme.  The IIA presented the designs of 14 stations to the KMRL on 14–15 March 2014. The exact date of the inaugural function will be finalised after the Railway safety commisisoner gives his nod. Speaking to the media after the meeting, Union Urban Development Secretary and KMRL chairman Sudhir Krishna announced that the 2 km (1.2 mi) extension would cost an additional ₹3.23 billion (US$45 million).  KMRL will consider introducing shuttle services between parking lots and stations if the distance is long.  Kochi Metro has also encouraged bidding for the naming rights of selected stations. Some stations also provide facilities for rainwater harvesting. , On 4 November 2013, the KMRL director board approved an offer from Canara Bank to provide it with a loan of ₹11.7 billion (equivalent to ₹16 billion or US$220 million in 2019). , 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.  The extension will be completed after the Aluva-Pettah stretch. The Kochi Metro is a rapid transit system serving the city of Kochi in Kerala, India.It was opened to the public within four years of starting construction, making it the fastest completed metro project in India until the Lucknow Metro overtook it. The remaining land was required for the construction of metro stations. Amidst the pandemic, phase 1 of Kochi Metro became fully operational with the inauguration of the Thykoodam – Petta stretch on September 5. On Sundays, the service starts at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 10:00 p.m. KMRL signed an agreement with Kudumbashree, a women's self-help group, on 11 December 2016 to manage the metro station premises including ticketing, customer relations, housekeeping, parking management and running the canteens.  The addition of parking lots increased the amount of land required by 8.4874 hectares. The work was being undertaken by DMRC initially but was later undertaken by KMRL, due to a shortage of qualified personnel with the DMRC. , 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). It was opened to the public within four years of starting construction, making it the fastest completed metro project in India until the Lucknow Metro overtook it. , 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. New Delhi: The government has approved the extension of Phase 1B of the Kochi metro from Ernakulam SN Junction to the Thripunithura railway station.The Rs 350 crore project was approved by the Cabinet on Wednesday this week. Add your article.  The State Cabinet approved the Tripunithura extension on 5 March 2014, based on the preliminary RITES report. The coach depot at Muttom requires 23.605 hectares of land, higher than the originally estimated 17 hectares.  The Chief Minister's target for completion of metro work was 1,095 days, however, the Sreedharan set DMRC staff the goal of completing it in 938 days. Education minister C Raveendranath inaugurated the 433-meter long flyover on 11 September 2016. In Kochi Metro Map Currently, the only phase1 is working, 22 Stations are now operating including Petta Metro Station(the Newest one) while three more are planned.More than 1 lakh (100,000) people travel on this metro line which operates at a frequency of 8 minutes. Takeshi Fukayama of JICA said, "DMRC has an expertise in implementing the project and so, KMRC should take their support in executing the project. It was opened to the public within four years of starting This i. 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. , The Metro' civil works faced some initial delays because of rain, labour issues, etc. This was opposed by the KMRL who preferred to source power from the third rail laid alongside the metro track. The monsoon season forms the theme of the Kaloor station. KMRL has installed Plastic Bottle Recycling Machines at few stations. The team inspected the project site and held discussions relating to the funding for Kochi Metro Rail project.  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