Kochi Metro | Prime Minister Modi to flag off Kochi Metro on June 17

Kochi: An aerial view of the 2nd trial run of Kochi Metro Rail from Muttom yard to Edapally along the Viaduct on the elevated track in Kochi

Kochi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the commercial operations of the Kochi Metro in the 13 km-long Aluva-Palarivattom section at a function to be held at the Kaloor Jawaharlal Nehru stadium at 11 am on June 17.

PM Modi will also board the train from Palarivattom and travel till Pathadipalam and back along with other dignitaries. “The ride will be taken before the official launch at 11 am,” a metro spokesperson said.

PM Modi will fly down to the Naval airport at Willingdon Island on Saturday morning and then proceed to the stadium. Nearly 3,500 invited guests are expected to take part in the inauguration event.

A fool-proof security will be deployed at the venue and the route and a high level meet of security agencies is scheduled at Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday to finalise the security plan.

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