India’s PM Narendra Modi has arrived today in Kerala to inaugurate Kochi Metro. The Kochi Metro is a much-awaited project. PM arrived today morning at INS Garuda Naval Air Station and after reaching to the air station, he went to Palarivattom station. Narendra Modi cut a memorial ribbon and afterward boarded the train.
There was the enormous crowd at the station and PM Modi waved his hands at the people. PM Modi was accompanied by Kerala Governor, Kerala Chief Minister and Union Urban Development Minister in the metro journey.
The main feature about the Kochi Metro is that this is county’s first completely unified metro. Moreover, a single ticket enables passengers to travel on feeder services.
To take the advantage of solar energy, all the stations are installed with solar boards. The Metro will consume energy from these solar boards once it will be fully operative.
In its initial phase from Aluva to Palarivattom train will be routed which is about 13 Kilometer long. In 13 Kilometer total 11 stations will be ready. Journey time would be about 20 minutes for 13 Kilometer distance.
Mr. E Sreedharan is the principal advisor of Kochi Metro.