Kochi Metro is a rapid transit system serving the city of Kochi in Kerala, India. It was opened to the public on 17 June 2017, making it one of the fastest-completed metro projects in India. The Kochi metro project is the first metro in the country which connects rail, road, and water transport facilities.
The Kochi Metro has two operational lines:
- Line 1: 13.4 km line from Aluva to Petta, with 22 stations.
- Line 2: 11.2 km line from Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium to Infopark via Kakkanad, with 11 stations.
The Kochi Metro is operational from 6 AM to 10:30 PM from Monday to Saturday and 8 AM to 10:30 PM on Sundays.
The fares for the Kochi Metro are as follows:
- ₹10 for the first 2 km
- ₹2 for every additional km
- Maximum fare of ₹60
Children below 90 cm can travel for free.
The Kochi Metro is a popular mode of transportation in Kochi. It is a fast, efficient, and affordable way to travel around the city. The metro is also environmentally friendly, as it does not produce any emissions.
The Kochi Metro is a major milestone in the development of Kochi. It has helped to improve the city’s traffic congestion and air quality. The metro has also boosted the city’s economy, as it has made it easier for people to get to work and school.