Live Updates Kochi Metro Inauguration: Prime Minister Narendra Modi boards Metro Train


Kochi Metro Inauguration Live Updates : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Will Reach to Kerala This Morning for the official launch of the Kochi metro. Arriving in a special aircraft at the Kochi Naval Base, Modi will Travel to Palarivattom station to board the Metro to Pathadipplam and will return to Palarivattom. Then he will proceed to Kaloor international stadium, the venue of the inaugural ceremony.The Kochi Metro is the county’s first fully integrated metro. With one ticket, a commuter can travel in feeder services along road and water.Construction for the first phase began in 2012 after the then Oommen Chandy government entrusted the work to the DMRC with E Sreedharan as its principal advisor.

The KMRL has also appointed as many as 23 transgenders for customer service operations and as ground staff.Kochi Metro is the first public transport system to reserve jobs for members of the third sex and it will be manned mainly by women from the Kudumbhasree Mission, a self-help group.

Each station on the Kochi Metro will have solar panels, which will focus on producing 35 per cent of the total power usage.According to the Kochi Metro website, the project cost an estimated Rs. 5,180 crore. The fare will vary from a minimum of Rs. 15 to a maximum of Rs. 30.

It’s women power at Kochi Metro, with KMRL making it a point to give jobs to women in the state. From train operators to ground staff, the service has put women at the forefront.

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