Cochin International Airport is an international airport serving the city of Kochi and its metropolitan area. The airport is located in Nedumbassery. It is the busiest and largest airport in the state of Kerala. For the financial year 2011-12, it was the fourth busiest airport in India in terms of international passenger traffic ferrying 2,586,658 passengers and seventh busiest in terms of overall passenger traffic carrying 4,717,650 passengers. The Kochi Metro will be connected to the airport in its second phase of development.
Presently, the growing urban population and too many traffic congestions make travel in the city a headache both for the natives, NRIs and the tourists who come to the airport .Too much carbon- emissions from existing vehicles and the inadequate means of mass transport services in the city and the places around have become a cause of discontent. The already available means of travel are time-consuming in present transport modes.
Currently people hire a taxi or come in their private vehicles along with their friends and family to the airport. For a person who has to travel all the way from Kottayam or Thrissur will have to start so early so as to catch the flight without fail. But with the airport connectivity, the journey is going to be smoother and easier for them. Either one could travel to the Railway stations at Ernakulam or Kerala State Transport Terminals at Ankamali, Aluva or Ernakulam from the airport itself.
Yes we shall overcome!
The amount of time and the easiness of the travel which would have otherwise caused you the loss of a precious day at your native place and a day of tiring journey will soon be forgotten. The Metro is going to make the city and its suburbs truly international. Access facilities for transfer of passengers from bus-stops to the stations of the Multi-Mode Transport System and railway terminals to and fro from Metro Rail stations will be a great idea.
The Metro rail services connected to the Airport will provide the travellers with an amazing array of cosiness and contentment. The Metro is quick. It could take you to your destinations in a short span of time. It will be noise-free offering you a peaceful and calm journey. It is Pollution-free and above that, it will be easy accessible. No matter how many people from your home come to see you off or to welcome you home, the Metro could accommodate all of them. Safe travel for women, children and the elderly are assured.
The Kochi Metro is all set to be the best transport system with its international standards. It is undoubted that the Metro would attract commuters on account of its rapidity, air-conditioned interiors, comfortable seats and clean and fresh atmosphere inside the coaches, that are noise-free.
Certainly, KMRL seems to be the best answer to resolve the present transport hassles of the city.