Kochi (Metro Rail News}: Kochi Metro Rail Limited has geared up for resuming the train operations subject to the central government nod.
To serve the passengers Kochi Metro has decided to run trains every 20 minutes. Operations will resume at 7 am in the morning and the last trip from both Aluva and Thykoodam will be at 8:00 pm. In order to cater the crowd one train will be kept at Aluva and Muttom.
“We have plans to increase the number of trains based on passenger footfall. Kochi Metro has taken all steps to provide a safe and secure journey for all Kochiites,” said Alkesh Kumar Sharma IAS, Additional Chief Secretary and MD KMRL.
To ensure proper ventilation trains will be stopped at stations for a minimum of 20 seconds. At Aluva and Thykoodam trains will be stopped for a minimum of five minutes with saloon doors in the open condition.
During the entire period of lockdown, Kochi Metro has periodically maintained the tracks, signalling system and the trains. Kochi Metro stopped its operations on March 23rd to fight COVID. The central government is yet to permit train operations in the country.