Date Of Post: 18 June, 2018
Kochi: The Kochi Metro completed 1 year of commercial operations, on Sunday, and was moving on the right track with increase in the number of passengers and income, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said. One of its main achievements was having brought down the loss from Rs 6 crore it incurred in the initial 6 months to Rs 3 crore at present, he said in a Facebook post.
- He said, the average number of passengers using the metro has also doubled from 20,000 to 40,000 per day.
- The number of people travelling during holidays has touched nearly 60,000, he added.
- The total length of the Kochi Metro rail is 25 km.
- The phase-1 of the 13.26 km long Aluva-Palarivattom stretch was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 17 last year.
- The foundation for KMRL (Kochi Metro Rail Limited), a 50-50 Joint Venture of the Centre and the state government, was laid on September 13, 2012 by then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
- The 2nd reach of Kochi Metro from Palarivattom to Maharaja’s College ground in the heart of the city was commissioned on October 3 last year.
Image Credit: Kochi Metro
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