Issue: June 2019


A monthly Newsletter from the Kochi Metro Rail Ltd

Kochi Metro brings you a month’s exciting happenings in a condensed format.

Events and Updates

Metro Construction
(SN Junction-Tripunithura)

Following discussions, the Council of Ministers on 12th June announced the decision to extend Kochi Metro Phase 1b from SN Junction to Tripunithura railway station. The council also allocated Rs 356 crores towards the project.

SBI Branch

State Bank of India inaugurated its new branch at Companypady Metro Station on 28 June. Shri. APM Mohammed Hanish IAS, KMRL MD, was the guest of honour. Shri. Mrigendra Lal Das, Chief General Manager, SBI Thiruvananthapuram Circle inaugurated the event.

EV Expo

Kerala hosted its first-ever e-Mobility Conference & Expo, 'EVOLVE', with KMRL as the nodal agency. The two-day event brought together leaders of the electric automobile industry and served as a platform for creating B2B linkages. The expo was open to the public on both days.

Metro Turns Two

With over 2.8 million happy commuters and several firsts, Kochi Metro turned two. From a gender-neutral work environment to several eco-friendly initiatives like installation of solar power plants and plastic bottle recyclers among many others, Metro has quite a lot to take pride in on its second anniversary. To mark the milestone, BookMyShow e-vouchers were handed out to new and existing Kochi1 card holders.

New Metro

Adding momentum to Kochi Metro’s phase II extension, new metro trains were added to the existing fleet at Muttom Yard, raising the count to 24..

MD's Column

Our Second Anniversary, With Many Firsts.

KMRL is proud to have finished two years of successful operation, with over 2.8 million happy commuters and many new initiatives under its belt.

The comfort and convenience of both our workers and commuters are of foremost importance to us. Furthering this idea, we were able to create a gender-neutral workspace, becoming India’s first Metro service to do so. Another one of our key initiatives was the installation of feeding pods and plastic bottle recyclers in select stations. And with e-auto feeders, installation of solar power plants, horticulture and rainwater harvesting projects, we were able to introduce Kochi to more sustainable alternatives.

Shri. APM Mohammed Hanish IAS


Indeed, our second anniversary is marked with many incredible firsts. And none of it would have been possible without the support and cooperation of the public. Together, let us continue to make our planet greener, one small act at a time.