The Prime Minister Narendra Modi today is officially going to launch the Kochi Metro at the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium which is of Kerala's first Metro service. PM Modi will ride the rail from Palarivattom to Pathadippalam, will head to the stadium for the inauguration.
The Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, Kerala Governor P Sathasivam, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Leader of Opposition in Kerala Assembly Ramesh Chennithala, Ernakulam MP K V Thomas, and 'Metro man' E Sreedharan are the dignitaries that will accompany him.
After this, he will be attending the Patanjali yoga camp and release a book commemorating 'Reading Day'. On some matters, he will have a discussion with Chief Minister Vijayan and other cabinet ministers as well.
The KMRL has appointed as many as 23 transgenders for customer service operations and as ground staff. The fare from Aluva and Palarivattom or vice-versa is set Rs 40.