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 The Kochi Metro with a successful Test run organized on Saturday gave a brief look at the absolute treat

that it holds in store for the people of Kerala. This endeavor managed to take the whole city by the grip

and Metro with this sure-footed run doubt has reserved a special place in hearts of all the citizens in

Kochi.

The test run saw a Metro rail coach covering a distance from Muttom yard to Apollo Tyres, Kalamassery

in total at a speed of 5-10 Kilometre per hour

The trial run started at 5.45 PM when the train with three coaches rolled out from Muttom yard. The

coaches ran through the approach track for about 1 KM from the yard and entered the elevated stretch

along NH 47 connecting Aluva and Maharaja’s College.

The coaches were powered by third rail traction, an innovative method supplying 750V (DC). Two crew

and technical assistants were in the coach during the run.

Test Run was welcomed with loud applause by the crowd that gathered to catch a glimpse and their

unprecedented ensured further ensures, Metro is truly the one for the long course.

DMRC officials gave a green signal by declaring the trial run to be successful and added that the the

results of the run on elevated track will be evaluated. They said that the trial run will be further

extended in a phased-manner beyond Kalamassery to Edappally in coming days.

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