The Kochi Metro Rail is gaining more significance day by day. This development is sure to sweep you off your feet and show you greater heights. While the stations are fast getting into shape and the other road extension works are progressing quickly a new trial run where both sides of tracks would be used, is also on the cards.
For the past two trial runs only the left track of the viaduct in the direction from Aluva to Ernakulam or Upline was used. For the following trial run, the track on the opposite side or the Downline will also be occupied and trains will run simultaneously in both tracks towards opposite directions.
Further, the environment friendly Kochi Metro Rail will be the best option for the citizens of Kochi with the National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordering a complete ban on diesel vehicles over ten years old. KMRL in its sincere attempt to reduce dependency on fossil fuels has opted for electric buses to operate as feeder services and will also promote non-motorised transport such as cycling.
KMRL is truly aiming at a comprehensive development. The environment as well as the conditions of roads are of prime importance, and the road beautification process that are being carried out as a part of it in places such as Panampilly Nagar will see good results in future. The emphasis laid on non-motorised transport is another area that deserves huge applause.
Successful activities such as Theruvulsavam will ensure that importance of public transport will be reinstated in the minds of public. The Kochi Metro Rail has garnered tremendous respect in the minds of people and road ahead seems to be a smooth one for them.