Kochi Metro Rail: Work on yet another pillar completed

DMRC officials said the work on the first pillar along Changampuzha park stretch for the Kochi metro rail project has been completed.

Published: 14th November 2013 12:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th November 2013 12:04 PM   |  A+A-

The work on the first pillar along Changampuzha park stretch for the Kochi metro rail project has been completed, DMRC officials said.

This comes several weeks after the first pillar for the Kochi metro was completed along the Aluva-Kalamassery stretch.

“Even though the work on this pillar at Changampuzha Park had begun much earlier than the one at Aluva, there were many hurdles to the work at this stretch. Since the soil is much loose here, we had to construct piles at a depth of at least 30 metres. Four piles had to be constructed to support one pillar, which is 1.80-metre wide.

In Aluva, the piles could be constructed at a depth of 15 metres which made the work easier,” a DMRC spokesperson said.

“The work on the pillar at Changampuzha park stretch, which had started in June, was completed nearly four days ago.

However, we removed the pillar’s coverings, which is necessary to ensure that the pillar is firm, on Tuesday,” the officials added. Eight pillars for Kochi metro will be constructed along the 200-metre barricaded stretch.A total of 876 pillars will be constructed between Aluva and Tripunithura-Petta for the Kochi metro rail.

Meanwhile, the officials said soil testing for the metro station on Maharaja’s College ground had begun.


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