KMRL (Kochi Metro Rail Ltd) Envisaged 14 Intermodal Mobility Hubs In Kochi In Its Comprehensive Mobility Plan

KMRL (Kochi Metro Rail Ltd) Envisaged 14 Intermodal Mobility Hubs In Kochi In Its Comprehensive Mobility Plan

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Date of Post: 23 Oct, 2017

Kochi: Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL), has envisaged 14 intermodal passenger mobility hubs in its comprehensive mobility plan to connect towns in Kochi’s periphery using the hub-and-spoke model. Also, the plan suggests intermodal logistics hubs as well.

KMRL has submitted a DPR (Detailed Project Report) for the construction of the phase-II of Vyttila Mobility Hub to the state government.

Mobility Hubs Have Been Proposed at

  • Ernakulam
  • Aluva
  • Cherai
  • North Paravoor
  • Angamaly
  • Perumbavoor
  • Kakkanad
  • Tripunithura
  • Poothotta
  • Aroor
  • Fort Kochi
  • Vypeen
  • Kodungallur

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These Eight Locations Have Been Identified As Logistic Hubs

  • Aroor
  • ICTT Road
  • Irumbanam
  • Angamaly
  • Kalamasserry
  • Willingdon Island
  • Vallarpadam
  • Kottapuram

The Mobility Plan

  • The mobility plan demands introduction of information technology integration to provide maximum support for those using public transport.
  • The plan suggested a mobility app with features, including booking tickets, identifying Metro rail stations & providing information to tourists, passenger alerts & shopping should be introduced.
  • Also, the mobility plan suggests a paradigm shift in prioritizing traffic.
  • As of now, the rule of the road is ‘vehicles first, pedestrians next’, and this will have to be reversed.
  • Encouraging non-motorized transport by providing cycle tracks & walkways are being mooted.

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More Information:

  • A KMRL official said,”A mobility hub exists in Vyttila. We are awaiting government nod to start phase-II work of the hub. It is as per a study conducted by us that the proposal for constructing mobility hubs in towns surrounding Kochi have been prepared. Now, government will have to take a call on the proposal.”
  • The official said,”Convergence of different modes of transport should be ensured at each hub if possible. This will ensure smooth flow of transport.”
  • Angamaly & Kalamasserry will have both rail & road transport, while Aroor will see convergence of water, rail & road transport.
  • From the state government, KMRL has sought a financial aid of Rs 4 crore for conducting further studies in this regard.

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