We’re all on a break – a small break for a big cause. India is on a self-imposed, full lockdown mode to flatten the COVID-19 curve and rule out all possible chances of the virus spreading from person to person. Our State and Central Governments are tirelessly trying to contain the outbreak, with the help […]


Right now, we are fighting a global war against something that’s invisible to the naked eye – the Novel Coronavirus. Also called COVID-19, the pandemic is spreading, creating panic and distress across the world. A threat that was unknown till December 2019, there’s no proven cure or vaccine for Coronavirus / COVID-19 yet. The only […]

German Ambassador’s Visit

On 24th Jan 2020, the German Ambassador to India, Mr. Walter J Lindner, visited Kochi city and took a ride on Kochi Metro along with KMRL MD Mr. Alkesh Kumar Sharma. His excellency was presented with a Kochi1 card and a coffee table book. He also paid a visit to the Water Metro’s construction site […]

Travelling Together For A Greener Future: Fridays Are Now Public Transport Days For Kochi Metro

Kochi is growing by the day, and so are the air and noise pollution levels. Lakhs of fossil-fuel powered vehicles ply on our city roads every day, emitting high levels of pollutants and toxins. This leads to consistent decline in the quality of the air that we breathe in and in turn, increases pollution-related health […]


Kochi Metro’s much-loved mascot – the blue flying baby elephant is now: Milu. Kochi Water Metro’s mascot, the blue and gold ornamental fish, also got a name – Jengu. The names, which were unanimously chosen at the KMRL Board Meeting, were announced last month. How Milu Became Kerala’s Most Loved Baby Elephant Back in 2016, […]

Taking Green Mobility To The Next Level: Kochi Metro Chalks Out Future Plans

Kochi Metro Rail Limited entered into a tripartite agreement for Accompanying Measures with the Government of Kerala and German funding agency KFW for the Kochi Water Metro Project. As per the agreement, the 1.8 Million Euros grant will be used for identifying capacity building in the operation and maintenance wing of the Water Metro Project, […]

Celebrating 150 Years of Mahatma: KMRL ATMA Short Film Awards Presented

Kochi Metro, on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, conducted an online 3-minute short film competition named ‘ATMA’ for aspiring filmmakers. The theme of the contest was ‘greed’, based on Mahatma’s famous quote, “The world has enough for everyone’s needs, but not everyone’s greed.” The contest, which was open from July to September 2019, […]

KMRL Signs Canal Rejuvenation Project Agreement: Kochi’s Canals To Come To Life

Kochi Metro, along with the Netherlands-based consortium comprising Antea Nederland BV and Unihorn, is all set to bring Kochi’s major water canals back to life with the “Canal Rejuvenation Project.” KMRL signed an agreement with the consortium for the same at a meeting held in Kochi on the 19th of November 2019. The Consortium won […]

Riding to the Top

Compared to its previous years, Kochi Metro has been witnessing a rise in ridership recently. Last month’s ridership data revealed facts in sync with the same.  Of late, there is an upward trend in the number of office-goers opting for the Metro instead of other means of public transport. The result of the same has […]

Lesser Waiting Time During Peak Hours; Kochi Metro Becomes The ‘Officegoers Favourite’.

Kochi Metro is fast becoming the favourite mode of transport for officegoers, thanks to its uninterrupted, on-time services. The number of passengers during peak hours has increased steadily, especially after the inauguration of the Maharaja’s – Thykoodam stretch. The current average ridership is 60,000 passengers per day on weekdays and 65,000 passengers per day on […]

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