A recently published video by the Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) brings us some nice visuals of the completed sections of Kochi’s new metro line:
As per various sources, the first stretch (Aluva to Maharaj’s college) of the 25.6 km long line is expected to be completed by June 2015. There will be a total of 16 stations: Aluva, Pulinchode, Companyppady, Ambattukadavu, Muttom, Kalamassery, CUSAT, Pathadippalam, Edappally, Changampuzha Park, Palaraivattam, Jawaharlala Nehru Stadium, Kaloor, Lissie Jn, M G Road and Maharajah’s College.
As per one official, “nearly 50 percent of the work of the stations are completed. The remaining is expected to be completed by December this year. “The areas in the reaches where the civil works are already completed can be handed over for the laying of rails. For instance, in most of the areas between Aluva and Kalamassery, the civil works have been completed in stretches varying to a length of nearly two kilometres.”
As per another report, the Kochi Metro is also set to get a new round unique logo. Tata Elxsi, the KMRL’s customer experience, has reportedly finalized a new logo which will be unveiled in the coming weeks. While I’ll keep an eye out for that logo, please make sure to check back here!