ElectroMech cranes are rugged, reliable and have a long life. Several EPC companies use them confidently over the years on a number of projects – one after the other. Admirably, before relocating them from one project to another, they can be reconfigured and modified to suit the new requirement. This ensures optimal utilisation of assets and also reduces project costs. The cranes being used by Soma for the Kochi Metro rail project are a testimony to this.
Kochi is a cosmopolitan city with a bustling commercial port in Kerala, India. It is the financial capital of the state, with a population of more than 2 million. The city's population is rapidly growing and so is its expanse. After cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore, Kochi is the first tier II city in India to start the execution of a metro rail project to provide an efficient mass transportation system. The Kochi metro rail is expected to be the fastest constructed metro rail project in the country. The INR 50 billion (USD 860 million) project consists of 22 stations from Aluva to Petta. The metro rail at Kochi will run on elevated viaduct tracks mounted on prestressed U/I concrete girders with pile/open foundations.