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Modi inagurates Kochi metro

Kochi:   June  17th  The Kochi Metro, Kerala's first metro line, was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who also took the ride on the newly constructed rapid transport around 10.30 am. He was joined by other dignitaries including Kerala Governor P Sathasivam, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu as well as E Sreedharan, popularly known as India's 'Metro Man'.

   Modi inaugurated - 13.2 km of the total 25 km stretch - of the   Kochi metro  today. 

 With 11 stations covering nearly 13 km - from Palarivattom to Aluva - this is the longest first phase of a metro to be inaugurated.

 By road, it takes around 45 minutes to travel from Aluva to Palarivattom. The Metro will limit the travel time to 23 minutes. 

 

Jun 17, 2017
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