Kochi Metro Update: Construction of iconic cantilever bridge at Ernakulam South completed

Kochi Metro Update: Construction of iconic cantilever bridge at Ernakulam South completed

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 Date of Post: 21 Dec, 2018

Kochi: The construction of the iconic cantilever bridge, as part of Kochi Metro’s extension to Petta, has been successfully completed, according to a release. The unique construction methodology was adopted for Ernakulam South Railway crossing phase, which has been a critical and challenging section, it said.

More Information:

  • The bridge spans 90m across Ernakulam South on a curve of radius 152m, it said.
  • The special span arrangement will allow uninterrupted movement of the Indian Railway trains underneath, it said.
  • The release said, being one of the first complicated structures to be built on a metro track in India, Kochi Metro has created yet another record in its list of firsts.
  • KMRL has urged the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to speed up the construction of the Phase-I extension to Petta.
  • On Wednesday, Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) managing director Mohammed Hanish visited the site to evaluate the progress of construction.
  • He visited Ernakulam junction, Kadavanthra, Vyttila, Thykoodam, Champakkara and Petta station areas.
  • At the Vyttila junction crossing, girders will be put in place between December 28 and 31.
  • The team also inspected the cantilever bridge.

To know more about recent developments of Kochi Metro-

21 Nov, 2018 : AFD indicates their willingness to consider Kochi Metro projects for future funding

19 Nov, 2018 : A 33 Member Team of French Agency AFD visits Kochi Metro

23 Oct, 2018 : MoU signed to run E-Auto services as part of Kochi Metro feeder network


Deepak Kumar is a part of the content team of Rail Analysis India as a writer and analyst .
His focus is on new initiatives on the Railway Sector of India .
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