On 17 th June Kochi Metro was also inaugurated. It was inaugurated by Prime Minister Sri.Narendra Modi. Kochi Metro brings great pride and cheer to Kochi residents especially and Keralites in general. Kochi Metro has many things unique and first for its pride.
It is the first Metro to commissioned for such a distance within such a short time. It has employed transgenders . Before starting its commercial run one day was specially earmarked for free travel to the employees who made it a reality, to the underprivileged children, residents of old age home, orphanages and specially abled children. In its technical details also Kochi Metro has uniqueness. The stations feature local highlights, will be an integrated multimodal transport mechanism when fully implemented in all phases, It is the first Metro in India to use the communication based train control (CBTC) , which is suitable for driver less operations.And much more. (As it was in the prime and detailed news that day and next, I did not think of raising a thread on that)
When I was communicating to my relative in Bengaluru about Kochi Metro, my relative told me that she got an invitation for the Green line inauguration. I told her to attend it definitely.
Last time when I visited Bengaluru, I felt the connection between Majestic and Sampige Road was an urgent and essential necessity.I took Metro from Yashwantpur to Sampige Rd and then took longer time by road to reach Majestic from Sampige Road which was just less than a kilometre when connected by Metro. Similarly I had to take a taxi from Majestic to Banashankari to visit a friend. Definitely Metro will be a great blessing and relief.