Kochi, June 19: First ride on the Kochi Metro starts its commercial operations from early morning. People were excited to take their First ride on the Metro.
The metro train will run between Aluva and Palarivatom stations, a distance of 13 km at an interval of 10 minutes from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. everyday.
High rush was seen at both the two stations and the ticket cost vary from Rs 10 to Rs 40.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated this dream project to the nation on Saturday.
“We were the first to get the ticket and the first to enter the metro train. We reached here at 4.45 a.m. and took the ride on the first train that departed to Aluva at 6 a.m. This was a great experience,” a passender told.
Kochi Metro Rail Limited Managing Director Elias George said: “There were some initial problems at the time of issuing tickets but within a few minutes everything was resolved and things are going as per the schedule.”