Kochi Metro KMRL

The Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) is a fastest completed metro project in India. It serves the Kochi which is known as "Queen of Arabian Sea" . It was opened to commuters within 4 years of construction. Also on October 2017, Kochi Metro named as the Best Urban Mobility Project in India. As of now only 1st Phase is operational whereas one is in approved and planned state. On June 17, 2013 Line 1 was opened from Aluva to Palarivattom Metro Station which is almost 13.4 Kms. On October 3 2017, the second 5 Km section from Palarivattom to Maharaja's College metro station was inaugurated. At last on September 3, 2019 another 5.65 Km section from Maharaja's College Stadium to Thaikoodam inaugurated by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

In Kochi Metro there are 21 currently operated stations from Aluva Metro Station to Thaikoodam Metro Station. The Kochi Metro Timings is from morning 6:00 a.m to 22:00 in the night. There is parking facility and feeder bus service from many metro stations of Kochi Metro.

Kochi Metro Quick Info

Owner: Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL)
Serving Cities: Kochi, Kerala, India
Number of Lines: 1
Headquarters: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Metro Station,4th Floor, Kaloor, Ernakulam, Kerala - 682017
Started Operations in: 17 June 2017
Daily Timings: 6:00 am to 22:00 pm (Mon–Sat), 8:00 am to 22:00 pm (Sun)
Fare: ₹ 10–60

Kochi Metro Lesser Known Facts

  • Kochi will be the first Tier-II city in India to run a Metro network. It is the an eight city in India to start commercial operations of the Metro network.
  • In Kochi Metro a vertical garden will be erected on select pillars along the corridor.
  • Kochi will be the first city where a boat service is used as a feeder to the Kochi Metro network. As per information there will be 78 speed boats and 38 boat jetties in work.
  • In Kochi Metro the roofs of all Kochi Metro Stations is assembled with solar power panels which generates 2.3 megawatts of electricity.

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