Kochi: Land acquisition for the Kochi Metro’s Tripunithura extension will be completed by May 31. The KMRL (Kochi Metro Rail Ltd.) will acquire 2.75 acres of land for preparatory works and 2 acres of land for the construction of the two stations involving a total of 193 land parcels.
- KMRL managing director A.P.M. Mohammed Hanish said, the district administration along with KMRL officials are working in tandem to complete the land acquisition process so that the preparatory works can be completed on time.
- Tender process for selecting the civil contractor is in the final stage.
- The KMRL will be directly executing the Tripunithura extension and the upcoming Phase-2 (JLN Stadium-Kakkanad).
- The Tripunithura extension project includes construction of a viaduct from Petta to SN Junction including two stations at Vadakkekotta and S N Junction and a two-lane bridge across the Panamkutty river.
- The contractor is expected to be on board by June 2019.
- KMRL has already appointed L&T Infrastructure Engineering Ltd. as the detailed design consultant.
- The contract was awarded for Rs 3.06 crore on in June 2018 and is in the final stage.
- EQMS India has been appointed to carry out the environmental mitigation/monitoring plan in April this year.
- Already, the state government has accorded administrative sanction of Rs 123 crore for the preparatory works of Tripunithura extension project.
KMRL gets NOC for using Vyttila Mobility Hub land for Water Metro project
Date: May 6, 2019
Kochi: The state government has given NOC (No Objection Certificate) to Kochi Metro Rail Limited(KMRL) for using the land of Vyttila Mobility Hub (VMH) for the construction of Kochi Water Metro project, according to reports.
- 123.5 cents of the land has been given to KMRL for the construction of the Kochi Water Metro Project as part of the phase-2 development of the Vyttila Mobility Hub project, following Detailed Project Report (DPR) by KMRL.
- Vyttila Mobility Hub is a Multi Mode Transport Terminal Project consisting of road transport, metrorail and the water metro.
- The chief secretary had convened a meeting December last with other officials concerned and took decision to hand over the land to KMRL for the water metro project.
- Following this, VMHS managing director had sent a letter to the government asking permission to issue the NOC to KMRL for using the land.
- Meanwhile, the Kochi Corporation is yet to handover the land for construction of Water Metro terminals at Vypeen, Fort Kochi and Mattancherry.
- Mayor Soumini Jain told civic officials to submit a report on handing over the land before the next council meeting.
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