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 […]

Greetings to Our New Managing Director

Our new captain is here. KMRL is proud to announce that Shri. Alkesh Kumar Sharma IAS took charge as the new Managing Director of Kochi Metro on 27 September 2019, Friday. Shri. Sharma comes with a treasure trove of experience and had served as the CEO & MD of the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation […]

Moving To A Greener World: KMRL & CSML To Introduce Cycle Sharing In Kochi

Commuting in Kochi has become increasingly stressful and difficult – especially when it comes to negotiating through endless blocks in heavy-traffic areas. Traffic blocks not only eat into productive time by causing indefinite delays while travelling, but also increases fuel consumption, air and sound pollution levels, road rage incidents, stress/ anxiety levels in commuters and […]

1 Lakh Metro Riders in a Day

On 12 September 2019, Kochi Metro crossed a daily ridership of 1 lakh, which is indeed a huge milestone. This is also a first for us since the commissioning of our services two years ago. There has been a steep growth in ridership after the commissioning of the new stretch from Maharaja’s Ground to Thykoodam […]

No-Block City Rides: Kochi Metro’s New Stretch From Maharaja’s To Thykoodam Inaugurated

The Phase 1 Extension of Kochi Metro from Maharaja’s (M.G Road) to Thykoodam was inaugurated on the 3rd of September 2019, making commuting through the busiest roads of Kochi super-fast and block-free. A welcome move for Kochiities plagued by traffic snarls, this 5.5km stretch with 5 stations will make life easier for thousands of commuters, […]

Trial Runs Successful: Metro Service From Maharajas To Thykoodam To Commence Soon

The Kochi Metro successfully completed the trial run on the new stretch from Maharaja’s College Ground to Thykoodam in two stages. The five new stations in this stretch will include Ernakulam South, Kadavanthra, Elamkulam, Vyttila and Thykoodam. Stage one of the trial run, which was conducted on 21 July 2019, extended from Maharaja’s College Ground […]


Children have their own ideas about how things should be and they bring this out vividly through art. On 13th July 2019, Artrack Painting Competition was organised by KMRL in association with Greets Public School, PIU, Bank of Baroda and Joboy App for enhancing the creative talent of young minds. The first edition saw the […]

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