After taking a look at the progress of CUSAT & Palarivottom stations last week, here’s a post with new images of Aluva station – the northern terminal of Kochi’s 27.612 km metro line between Aluva and Tripunithura. This area is one of the many industrial hubs of the region and also where the Travancore royal family’s Alwaye Palace is located.
This station along with the rest of the corridor was originally scheduled to be ready by March 31 2016, but is running way behind schedule owing to contractor & labor issues. It is also not a part of the initial 8 km Muttom – Palarivattom stretch which the KMRL in February decided to first commission by November 1 (which they are unlikely to meet). With new priorities in place, the contractor of the station, Larsen & Toubro, has reassigned all resources from here and will only complete pending works by the middle of 2017.
The viaduct leading to this station looks really nice and some aerial images can be viewed here: New Images of Kochi Metro’s Line & Station at Aluva.
The design of this station was unveiled by the KMRL last month and is supposed to reflect Kerala’s natural beauty. Check out some renderings here: Kochi Metro Unveils Aluva Station’s Design
For more updates, check out the Kochi section of the The Metro Rail Guy!