After taking a look at Kochi Metro’s CUSAT station yesterday, let’s take a look at the progress of the Palarivattom station! This station will function as the southern terminal of the initial 8 km stretch between Muttom & Palarivattom which the DMRC & KMRL plan to open by November 1.
Like Aluva, the construction of this station by Larsen & Toubro (L&T) is progressing far behind schedule and will not be able to open by the new deadline. Even the 3 member team from the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) which visited Kochi in April to review the project’s progress expressed their doubts.
This past week, L&T completed building this stretch’s viaduct by launching the last girder 🙂 . With that, I expect trial runs to be extended to this station from Edapally station in July.
For more updates, check out the Kochi section of the The Metro Rail Guy!