Operations on Kochi Metro’s Line-1 to Start on June 19

June 13 Update – More delays. Line’s public opening has been pushed to June 19 to get pending work completed. On June 18, KMRL has planned to offer free rides to underprivileged kids and people from old age homes.

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Multiple sources have confirmed that commercial operations on Kochi Metro’s 1st 13 km stretch of the 27 km Line-1, between Aluva – Palarivatom, will commence on the morning of June 18 – a day after getting inaugurated on June 17 by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The line’s public launch was earlier scheduled to take place right after its inauguration, but it appears that the operator, Kochi Metro Rail Ltd., needs a little more time to get things in place to handle the rush of joy-riders and complete work, especially at Changampuzha Park and Edappally stations where finishing works for its entrances is still underway.

KMRL plans to run services from 6 am to 10 pm by deploying 6 Alstom metropolis trains at a frequency of 10 minutes to serve users through 11 stations located at Aluva, Pulinchodu, Companypady, Ambattukavu, Muttom, Kalamassery, CUSAT, Pathadipalam, Edapally, Changampuzha Park and Palarivattom:

Aluva – Palarivottom section – View Kochi Metro map and information

Some snaps of Edappally Station’s eastern side shot in early June:

Photo Copyright: Sherbrooke IncCochin

Photo Copyright: Sherbrooke IncCochin

Photo Copyright: Sherbrooke IncCochin

In the run up to the line’s inauguration on the 17th, here are some tweets you might find interesting. As always, visit my Twitter handle for more images and videos.

For more updates, check out the Kochi section of The Metro Rail Guy!


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11 Responses to "Operations on Kochi Metro’s Line-1 to Start on June 19"

  1. Muthu says:

    Is Q2 2017 the quarter so far in which maximum number of kms were added to India’s overall Metro network? Chennai+Delhi+Blore+Kochi

    • TMRG says:

      You’re right!
      Q2 2017: Chennai (8) + Delhi (5) + B’lore (12) + Kochi (13) = 38 km

      Next is Q1 2011 with 27.6 km
      14 Jan 2011: Sarita Vihar – Badarpur (Violet Line) – 5.1 km
      23 Feb 2011: New Delhi Railway Station – Dwarka Sec 21 (Airport Express Line) – 22.5 km

  2. Vaibhav Gupta says:

    Stupid question, how do we get the the transit routes on Google Maps updated? Was reading somewhere, it’s the metro operator who needs to initiate. Any clue on how it is done, as Delhi Metro’s Heritage line and Rapid Metro – Phase Two is yet to see an update

  3. RamKumara Nagaraj says:

    Hello mate.
    Are all these stations underground or via-duct(overboard)?

    Do u no which of the stations is closer to the world famous lulu mall?

    i planto go to kerela in the month of july somewhere ramu

  4. meena says:

    I want to know when kadavanthara metro will finish ?

    • TMRG says:

      Metro to kadavanthara is another 15 months away from starting.

      The next step is to extend the line to Maharaja’s College by 5 kms. That might happen before the end of this year.

  5. meena says:

    I want to know about
    Ernakulam M.G road progress on metro rail.


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