Kochi: UltraTech Cement, India’s largest cement manufacturer has again reinforced its strong commitment towards ‘Build Beautiful’ by playing a vital role in the construction of the Bengaluru Metro System, also popularly known as the Namma Metro and the iconic Kochi Metro System. Both metro systems were inaugurated on 17th June, 2017 in their individual states of Kerala and Karnataka.
UltraTech Cement is proud to be part of such prestigious initiatives. They’ve fulfilled majority of cement and concrete demand for the Kochi metro system, Furthermore, they’ve fulfilled 100% of cement and concrete demand of the Namma metro system.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr K K Maheshwari, Managing Director of UltraTech Cement said “We, at UltraTech, take pride in being part of the foundational ingredients that make-up the nervous system of these cities. Such breakthrough construction projects also take us one step ahead in our goal of building a beautiful nation. We thank the state governments of Karnataka and Kerala, and the Union Government for providing this opportunity to be a part of a futuristic magnificent project that will contribute immensely to India’s growth.”
The Namma metro network is the 2nd largest metro network after Delhi Metro and consists of two colour-coded lines, Green and Purple, with a total length of 42.3 kilometres serving 41 stations. It has an average daily ridership of 2,41,000 passengers and also contains the first underground metro line in South India. The Phase 1 of the 42 km stretch of Namma Metro has rain water harvesting installed on 33.48 km, which will further be extended to Phase 2 of the project.
The world class infrastructure of the Kochi Metro spans across 13.2 km of the total planned 25 km and will be one of its kind in the connecting rail, road and water transport facility. It is also the first metro facility which derives a quarter of its electricity supply through solar energy. Each station of this Metro showcases a theme based on history and culture of Kerala, such as maritime history, Western Ghats, as well as the local history of the city, among others. Each station will also have solar panels, which will focus on producing 35 per cent of the total power usage. Not just this, UltraTech Cement has also been a part of the construction of the popular LuLu Mall in Kochi.
The underground section of the Green Line of Bengaluru’s Namma Metro train service was inaugurated by Hon’ble President Shri Pranab Mukherjee in the presence of Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu and the Kochi Metro was inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in presence of Hon’ble Kerala Chief Minister Shri Pinarayi Vijayan.
UltraTech Cement has also played a major role as partner in supplying cement and concrete to almost all of the metro projects in India, including Delhi and Mumbai metro.