Kochi Metro has been declared fit for service by Chief Metro Rail Commissioner on May 10. Even though the Rs. 5,180 crore project was meant to run 25 km from Aluva to Petta, the opening, which could happen in a month or so would see the train service operating at a distance of 13.4 km from Aluva to Palarivattom.
Yesterday,Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan on his official Facebook account announced that, state government has not fixed a date for the inauguration of the Metro Rail Services and has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his convenient date.
Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone for this project back on 13th September, 2012. It took another nine months for the construction work to begin, on 7th June 2013. After much controversy over the role of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), Kochi metro is about to roll out into the real world.