Electrification of Kochi Metro Rail Network

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Jakson was awarded the Electrical & Mechanical project (E&M) for Kochi Metro Rail project by DMRC. Scope of work for this project included supply, installation, testing and commissioning of DG sets, electrical LT panels, lighting systems, EOT cranes, fire-fighting, plumbing & HVAC systems for all 22 metro stations and 1 metro depot. The project was completed in a span of 2 years which is fastest completion for DMRC for any Metro project in the country. The first phase of 11 stations was inaugurated by the Honourable Prime Minister Shree Narendra Modi on June, 2017.

About the Client

Kochi Metro is one of India’s most recent metro projects. It is being constructed in the metropolitan city of Kochi in the Indian state of Kerala. It is one of the first projects in the country that seamlessly connects rail, road and water transport facilities in the city. A distance of 13.4 km section (metro line) from Aluva to Palarivattom of this project was opened to public on June 17, 2017.

Kochi metro leads the country in usage of renewable energy. All 23 stations in the network has solar panels installed that together generate 2.3 MW of clean power. Plans are afoot to scale this capacity to 4 MW which is equivalent to half of the network’s total energy demand.

Business Need

The client floated a global tender to hire an experienced Electrical EPC company to carry out E&M work for 22 metro station and 1 metro depot in the Kochi Metro Network. The scope of work included supply, installation, testing and commissioning of DG sets, electrical LT panels, lighting systems, EOT cranes, fire-fighting, plumbing & HVAC systems.


Jakson possesses extensive experience in engineering design, installation, testing and commissioning of multi-disciplinary rail projects. We also have the capabilities to build, power and connect substations working at the voltages up to 33kV for metro rail projects.

For the Kochi metro E&M project, Jakson provided a turnkey E&M solution for this project. All project work was carried out in conformity with the current rules and regulations of the local electricity authority, the Indian standard institution and the Indian Electricity Rules and Act. Jakson was also required to furnish all install all materials, appliances, and equipment at the site.

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Dear Stakeholders

The outbreak of the COVID -19 pandemic is a cause of concern for all of us. In these extraordinary circumstances, we at Jakson, are closely monitoring this rapidly evolving scenario and have put in place a slew of measures to ensure business continuity, employee safety so as to minimise impact of any disruptions. We remain deeply committed to our customers/stakeholders/employees and would like to update you on some of these actions:

  • Cross Functional Team - A cross functional team comprising members across various functions has been set up to monitor the situation. This team interacts every day to review customer orders, project sites status, supply chain constraints, review updates and take up risk mitigation actions.
  • Limiting Business Trips – While outstation travel has been suspended temporarily, we are encouraging use of video conferencing/skype etc to provide business continuity.
  • Risk Mitigation Plans – We are closely working with our business teams and developing specific contingency plans to minimise disruptions to all our customers.
  • Work from Home for Employees – For the safety of our employees, we are encouraging work from home, while at the same time ensuring sufficient access to data & technology. We also have a skeleton staff presence by rotation supporting the operations wherever its possible
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  • Regular Employee Communications - We are ensuring regular employees communications, that update them on the dos and don’ts of keeping safe and healthy. There are also regular advisories on the evolving situation so as to ensure, all guidelines from the govt & ministry of health are complied for from time to time.
  • Employee Motivation - In these testing times, we continue to assure our employees and their families, of our commitment & support irrespective of anticipated business disruptions.
  • Stepping up CSR Activities - We are fully cognisant of the global & India impact of this pandemic and are therefore gearing up to commit a heightened level of participation and support to society through our CSR initiatives. We will keep you updated on these initiatives as well.

Jakson has a rich heritage of 70 years, which has been built on principles of strong commitment, trust & relationship. We wish to reiterate this and remain committed in the belief that together we will tide over the current situation.

We thank you for your association and support.

Warm Regards,

Sameer Gupta, CMD & Sundeep Gupta, VCMD