Union Cabinet approves 2nd phase of Kochi Metro
New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the second phase of the Kochi Metro Rail Project from JLN Stadium to Infopark via Kakkanad, at a cost of Rs 1,957.05 crore.
The Kochi metro Rail Phase II will have a length of 11.17 Kms and 11 stations.
In a statement after the Cabinet meeting, the government said that the preparation for the start of the second phase is going on smoothly. This also includes road widening of the Seaport Airport Road.
Phase-I in Kochi from Aluva to Petta, covering a length of 25.6 Km with 22 stations at an estimated completion cost of Rs 5181.79 crore is fully operational.
Kochi Metro Phase 1A project of viaduct of 1.80 km between Petta to SN Junction with an approved cost of Rs 710.93 crore. The Project is being implemented as a state sector project.
Presently all construction activities related to the project are over and the project is ready for inauguration.
Kochi Metro Phase 1 B Project of 1.20 Km from SN Junction to Thripunithura Terminal is under construction as a state sector project.
Kochi is the most densely populated city in the state of Kerala and is part of an extended metropolitan region, which is the largest urban agglomeration in Kerala.
Kochi metropolitan area is estimated to have a population of about 20.8 lakh in the year 2013, 25.8 lakh in 2021, and 33.12 lakh by the year 2031.