As the Kochi Metro had already geared up its ride, KMRL is all set for the launch of the second stretch of Phase 1. The second stretch extends from JLN Stadium to Maharajas College with five stations. Let’s take a look at Kaloor, which is expected to become the most happening station of Kochi Metro.
Kaloor, one of the major metro stations, is 2 km away from the Ernakulam North Railway Station. Kaloor is well known for being the home of Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the largest stadium in Kerala. The stadium with a seating capacity of 60,000 spectators had hosted many International cricket matches and football tournaments and is going to be the one venue of the upcoming U-17 FIFA World Cup. Kaloor is also the site for two major media houses of the state, Mathrubhumi and Deshabhimani. Kaloor has its own bus terminus and is connected to all suburbs of Kochi. The Ernakulam South Railway Station and KSRTC bus stand are at a reachable distance from Kaloor. Kaloor is found over-populated on all Tuesdays with devotees rushing into St. Antony Church for weekly novenas. People come from far and wide to Kaloor market which is famous for fresh meat and vegetables. When the metro station opens, despite the huge flow of passengers, the venue will become the most organized and happening city in the state.
Theme and Design:
KMRL is in its last round of work progress and is expected to begin the second stretch in October. Alike other stations with various themes, Kaloor metro station will be designed with the theme “Monsoon, Waterfall & Water Bodies”. The station will capture many eyes with the aesthetic beauty of luscious waterfalls in Kerala and green mountains of Western Ghats.