Kochi Metro turns two, set to expand footprint to Thykoodam this year


Kochi Metro turns two, set to expand footprint to Thykoodam this year

The Kochi Metro, which has effected a tectonic shift in the city’s public transport system, on Monday completed two years of successful operations. On June 17, 2017, the Metro service from Aluva was commissioned. Initially, the service was only till Palarivattom. Last year, the Metro’s services were extended to Maharaja’s College.

“Now, Kochi Metro’s average daily ridership is 40,000 passengers. During weekends, the average ridership goes upto 45,000. It is likely to go up further when the services are extended till Thykoodam this year,” said Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) authorities.

The Kochi Metro also had several firsts to its credit in the two years of its operations. These, include feeding pods on Metro stations, E- auto feeder service, solar power plants in its yard and station roof, plastic bottle recyclers and rainwater harvesting. Read  More

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