8 Bidders for Kochi Metro Phase 2’s PMC Contract

September 21 Update: Kochi Metro’s PMC contract’s tender has been cancelled due to “administrative reasons/issues”

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Back on September 3, Kochi Metro Rail Ltd. (KMRL) opened technical bids for Kochi Metro Phase 2’s Project Management Consultant contract to reveal 8 firms had submitted tenders.

Package KBPMC-01 is the first significant pre-construction tender for this brand new phase which will feature a 11.2 km new elevated corridor, named Pink Line, with 11 stations connecting JLN Stadium – Kakkanad – Infopark / Smart City.

Kerala Government’s state cabinet had approved Phase 2’s construction in July 2018 with an estimated cost of Rs. 2,310 crore, and the Central Government’s cabinet approval is currently pending.

KMRL had invited tenders for this consultancy-service in February 2021 and expects the assigned PMC to be onboard for 1643 days (4.5 years).

Note that some of the bidders mentioned below may be in a joint venture with others. If you’re aware of all members in each consortia, then drop a comment below or send me a message using the contact page.

Lead Bidders:

  • Aarvee Associates Architects Engineers and Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
  • AECOM India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Louis Berger Consulting Pvt. Ltd.
  • Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. (RVNL)
  • RITES Ltd.
  • SMEC (India) Pvt Ltd.
  • SYSTRA MVA Consulting India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Tata Consulting Engineers Ltd. (TCE)

Tender No: KMRL/PRJ/ DnP/128/ 2020/KBPMC-01

Brief Scope: Project Management Consultant for Phase-II Corridor from JLN Stadium to Infopark via Kakkanad of Kochi Metro Rail Project

Pink Line’s 11 stations will come up at Jawaharlal Nehru (JLN) Stadium (new station box next to Blue Line), Palarivattom Junction, Palarivattom Bypass, Chembumukku, Vazhakkala, Padamughal (formerly Kunnumpuram), Kakkanad Junction, Cochin SEZ (Special Economic Zone), Chittethukara, KINFRA (formerly Rajagiri), and InfoPark / Smart City (connected to Kochi Water Metro). As mentioned in the past, a station planned at InfoPark 1 is no longer in the works.

Route of Kochi Metro Phase 2’s Pink Line – view Phase 2 info & google-based map

The PMC’s appointment will likely be on the QCBS (Quality and Cost Based Selection) basis with a two stage (technical & financial score-based) process getting adopted for evaluating proposals. 

Prior to this, KMRL had appointed Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for Phase 1 (Aluva to Petta) and Aarvee Associates for Phase 1B (SN Junction to Thripunithura)’s PMC roles.

For more updates, check out the Kochi section or my Home Page!


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14 Responses to "8 Bidders for Kochi Metro Phase 2’s PMC Contract"

  1. The Indian Railway Guy says:

    Hey TMRG! I request you to officially change Namma Metro’s blue line’s status from “Approved” to “Under Construction.” At least for phase 2A, construction work on the ground has begun. Central government’s permission was also received a few months ago I believe, but it needs to be updated in the information page. I hope Afcons and Shankaranarayana do a good job.

  2. Anand Asir A says:

    Hi TMRG,
    Any updates on madurai metro rail proposal.

  3. Thaanish says:

    The above video is about metro works started at purasaiwakkam

  4. Nitesh says:

    Why they’re building new station for jln stadium when they built the station to accommodate both lines? New station will require acquisition of a lot of land

  5. Anirudh Kulkarni says:

    Bro, any update on Chennai-Mysuru HSR ????

  6. Dr Jo Joseph says:

    Do you think GoI cabinet will approve it as Metro or will it be downgraded to a light metro ?

  7. Jay santosh savale says:

    which EPC contractor hasbeen been awarded the project to complete the metero phase line 2 ?


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