CMRS Approves Kochi Metro’s 2nd Stretch for Operations

Kochi Metro Rail Ltd has announced that it has received the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS)’s final approval for commencing commercial operations on the new 5 km Palarivattom – Maharaja’s College section of the city’s 25.612 km Line-1. This formal approval was received shortly after the CMRS from the Indian Railways’ southern circle, KA Manoharan, and his team conducted a 2-day visual inspection of the line on September 25-26 to check how fit it is to run safe services.

A list of conditions, corrections or requirements hasn’t been disclosed but will be added here when available.

This new elevated section of Line-1 runs on Banerjee Road and MG Road, and once operational will extend the 13.2 km operational line deep into the city center through 5 new stations at JLN Stadium, Kaloor, Lisie, MG Road and Maharaja’s College –

2nd stretch of Kochi Metro’s Line-1 – view Kochi Metro map and information

KMRL’s announcement on Facebook

In addition to the images posted earlier, here are some new snaps from the 2nd day of inspections –

Photo Copyright: KMRL

Photo Copyright: KMRL

Photo Copyright: KMRL

This new section is scheduled to be inaugurated on October 3 at 11 am with commercial operations commencing on October 4 at 6 am. Stay tuned!

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


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7 Responses to "CMRS Approves Kochi Metro’s 2nd Stretch for Operations"

  1. KK says:

    Congrats to Kochihites..


    This is nemesis,under 17/world cup at Kochi will have metro connectivity while at Kolkata same world cup matches at salt lake stadium which has a METRO station will have no connectivity.The station was completed structurally in 2012.

  3. Ebenser says:

    We are expecting what speed restrictions noted by CMRS at Sheematti curve near M G Road station….this is the most biggest curve in the entire stretch……

  4. RK says:

    This has started today , TMRG seams to have gone again on a long trip

    • TMRG says:

      Hi, just posted about its inauguration. As much as I want, I just can’t cover each event as it happens or write every day due to the other commitments.


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