Redevelopment of Sahodaran Ayyappan Road


Kochi is one of the three partner cities of the SMART-SUT project, funded by GIZ. The project aims to improve the planning and implementation of sustainable urban transport in Indian cities. The project combines advisory services, training of political partners and implementing organisations through selected demonstration measures for sustainable urban transport. One of the projects under the Smart-SUT is the ‘Sahodaran Ayyappan (SA) Road Re-development Plan’. SA road is a 4 km road stretch from Vytilla Junction to Kerala Fine Arts Society Hall. It has an elevated metro and connects the main city to the national highway.

The Urban Lab is involved in the design and planning of the SA Road. The design is based on the guiding principle of creating safe streets with universal access, integration of public spaces, landscaping, and street furniture. The design provides for development of pedestrian paths, access to metro stations, parking spaces and realignment of utilities.

Traffic survey
Parking survey
Activity mapping
Street design
Junction design
Design specifications
Bill of Quantities
ToR for selection of contractors
Project monitoring
Stakeholder consultation

GFA Consulting Group

Funding Agency

Multi Media Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
JIT Engineering

January 2019 - Ongoing