On June 17th, Kochi Metro will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. Once it’s commissioned, it will be hailed as Kerala’s first and India’s 8th Metro.
Kochi Metro is an integrated public transport system with a specified motto to connect all transport modes under a single shade.
The Kochi Metro Rail will provide the city with a huge opportunity to restructure and rethink the total transportation infrastructure of Kochi.
What Kochi Rail Will Offer??
1. Get Ready For ‘Kochi Water Metros’..!!
Kochi becomes the first Indian city where the water connectivity service will be provided to the Metro rail passengers.
New boats which will be acquired for this project will offer the same transportation experience as the Metro, and will be called ‘Water Metros’.
The major landing stage or main boat hubs will be developed with “Wi-Fi-enabled” locations.
2. Solar Power…!!
The Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) will be installing solar panels at the land available mainly focusing on solar power.
The solar panels are being built on 9 acres of land available at Muttom yard for generating 2.3 MW power.
The Kochi Metro Rail is setting a green initiative by using this solar plant to meet a part of its power needs via renewable energy.
3. Emergency medical care in all stations…!!
KMRL authorities have chosen Medical Trust hospital as the medical partner for Kochi Metro rail for a period of 3 years.
According to the Rs 747-crore agreement between KMRL and the Kerala government which will provide space for installing the medical desk.
The hospital will provide emergency medical care services in all stations.
The hospital has to bring in infrastructure and staff needed for operating the facility.
Medical Trust would be placing ICU ambulance facility at every 5km distance to cover up any medical emergencies.
4. Special Free Ride…!!
On June 18, 2017, special children and patients of old age homes would be given a joyride by the Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) authorities.
This ride will be given a day after the commissioning of Kochi Metro by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.
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E Sreedharan invited for inauguration..!!
Metro Man E Sreedharan and opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala are invited for the Kochi Metro inauguration event by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.