When Kochi Metro, the Rs5,181 crore metro service for Kerala, takes its 13-km ride on 17 June as part of its first phase of operation, it will become the fastest operational metro service of its kind in India.
The ride, which will span 11 stations across Kochi, will set it apart from the rest of the metro services in the country.
When the project was considered a decade ago, the state’s commercial hub and port city Kochi, also known as Ernakulam, did not meet the 10 lakh population criterion that was needed to sanction a metro, and the civic planners had to circumvent the law by factoring in the floating population that arrives in Kochi and extend the services to nearby city Aluva. Read More…
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