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