Kochi Metro ready to go

Saturday, Jun 17, 2017,9:38 IST By joji A A A

Kochi | Prime Minister Narendra Modi will enjoy a ride on Kochi Metro today along with dignitaries, including Governor P Sathasivam, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu.

‘Metro man’ E Sreedharan, Urban Development Secretary Rajiv Gouba, Kerala Chief Secretary Nalini Netto and KMRL MD Elias George will also travel with Prime Minister during his maiden journey in Kochi Metro from Palarivattom to Pathadippalam.

Before boarding the train, Modi will cut the ribbon at Palarivattom station.

He will reach Palarivattom Metro station at 10.35 am.

Yogesh Saini and Sumit Kumar will be the Train Operators for PM’s journey, a KMRL spokesperson said.

Pawan Kumar and Anil Kumar will be there supporting them from the drivers’ cabins.

After the train ride, the dignitaries will come to JLN Stadium, Kaloor and the public event will start.

Kochi Metro will start the Revenue operations on June 19, Monday, from 6am onwards, the spokesperson said.

The trains will start from Aluva and Palarivattom from 6 AM simultaneously and finish the day’s ride at 10 PM at Aluva.

The headway will be 8.20 minutes and there will be 219 trips between 6 AM and 10 PM from Monday, she added.

Kochi city is under tight security so as to ensure Z category protection to the Prime Minister.

A hefty police force has been deployed to the main streets through which the Prime Minister’s convoy is passing through.

He is scheduled to attend a few other private functions in various parts of the city.