Kochi Metro Rail Project close to being realised

kochi metro rail route mapA bouquet of achievements awaits Kerala with the longawaited Kochi Metro Rail Project close to being realised and Kozhikode set to be included in the expanded Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) project.

The Planning Commission, after long and hefty persuasion by the Ministry of Urban Development, has given the green signal to the Metro Rail Project on the lines proposed by the State - a joint venture of the State Government and the Centre.

Kozhikode will figure in the expanded JNNURM project wherein the Ministry has decided to include 28 cities with five lakh population.

The Metro Rail Project, which could change the face of Kochi, has been put on the fast track with its inclusion in the 100-day programme of the Ministry of Urban Development. This was announced by Union Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy while divulging his Ministry’s action plan in the coming 100 days.

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The Kochi Metro

The Kochi Metro is a proposed mass transit system for the South Indian city of Kochi. It was one of the first proposed in India but was delayed for a variety of reasons. It is now planned to be commissioned by 2011. The alignment was created by the DMRC and is planned to be made on a Public-Private Partnership basis. The nodal agency for the project is KINFRA. Kochi Metro Rail Corporation has been created specially for this project.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has proposed a route spanning 25.253 from Thripunithura to Alwaye.There will be 26 Stations and are the following:

  1. Aluva
  2. Pulinchodu
  3. Company Pady
  4. Ambattkavu
  5. Muttom
  6. Appolo Typres
  7. Jacobite Church
  8. Kalamaserry
  9. Pathadi Palam
  10. Toll Junction
  11. Edapally Junction
  12. Edapally Station
  13. Palarivattom
  14. Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
  15. Kaloor
  16. Lissie
  17. Madhav Pharmacy
  18. Maharaja's College
  19. Ernakulam South
  20. GCDA
  21. Fathima Church
  22. Elamkulam
  23. Vytila
  24. Thaikoodam
  25. Punithura
  26. Petta


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