Sunday, January 3, 2016

Kochi metro service will begin in June: DMRC

KOCHI: Delhi Metro Railway Corporation has clarified that there will not be further delay in the opening of Kochi Metro project. The first service will begin in June itself, informed DMRC circles.

The first service will be from Aluva to Palarivattom. Before starting the service, Railway security commissioner will reach Kochi to take stock of security arrangements. The service will be started soon after receiving the commissioner’s nod.

In a function held in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday, three of the coaches required for the Metro were handed over to the minister in charge of the Railways in Kerala, Aryadan Muhammed. This will reach Kochi in ten days.     

Train will be driven at Muttam yard on January 23 on experimental basis and this will be flagged off by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.

900 metre is the length of the test track. Even for the trail run, the train will be fitted with all facilities and driven through the track that rests on pillars.

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