Kochi Metro Phase 2: Afcons, KEC & RVNL Bid for Construction Work

Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) today received 3 bids for the civil construction contract of Kochi Metro’s Phase 2 project which comes with a tight 600 day deadline.

This entirely elevated phase will feature a 11.2 km new elevated line, named Pink Line, with 11 stations connecting JLN Stadium – Kakkanad – Infopark (Smart City).

The scope of this contract (Package KBC3) includes construction of Phase 2’s viaduct and 10 new stations between Palarivattom Junction and Infopark. The construction of entry/exit buildings and architectural finishing will be carried out via separate package(s).

KMRL had invited bids for construction in September 2023 with an unknown estimate and 600 day completion deadline.


  • Afcons Infrastructure Ltd.
  • KEC International – Sadbhav Engineering JV
  • Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. (RVNL)

KMRL’s Brief Scope: Design and Construction of Elevated Viaduct and 10 Elevated Stations Excluding Architectural Finishes, Building Services, Link Bridges and Entry-Exit Structures of Phase II of Kochi Metro Rail Project from JLN Stadium to Infopark.

Pink Line’s stations will come up at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (new station box next to Blue Line), Palarivattom Junction, Alinchuvadu (formerly Palarivattom Bypass), Chembumukku, Vazhakkala, Padamughal (formerly Kunnumpuram), Kakkanad Junction, Cochin SEZ (Special Economic Zone), Chittethukara, KINFRA Park (formerly Rajagiri), and InfoPark / Smart City (connected to Kochi Water Metro).

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

The bids have now been sent for technical evaluation which can take a couple months to complete. When that is done, the financial bids of the technically qualified bidders will be opened to reveal who’s the lowest bidder and most likely contractor.

A list of Kochi Metro Phase 2’s tenders and their status/contractors can be viewed here.

Earlier this month, Kerala’s government sanctioned Rs. 378.57 crore towards Phase 2’s construction. Approval is currently pending for a USD 122.3 million loan from the chief lender – Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Per AIIB’s website, their board held a concept review on November 7, 2023.

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