Kochi Metro records over 6,000 ridership as service resumes

Kochi Metro, which resumed service on Thursday, 1st July 2021, after 53 days, recorded a passenger turnout of more than 6,000, according to Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL). The Metro conducted service following Covid protocol. Contactless ticket system was adopted for avoiding the chances of spread of Covid.

The KMRL authorities said that they have started to refund those who couldn’t avail trip passes when the Metro services were cancelled due to the Covid restrictions. Now, the Metro services are being conducted from 8am to 8pm. The frequency of the service would be 10 minutes during peak hours and 15 minutes during off-peak hours.

Thermal cameras have been set up at important stations and sanitizers have been provided in all stations, the officials informed. Thermal scanners would measure body temperature when a passenger arrives at a station.

For providing hassle-free connectivity for airport passengers, feeder bus service has been started from Aluva Metro station. The feeder bus service will start from the airport at 7.50am while the first feeder bus service from Aluva will start at 8.30am.

Staff have been deployed for carrying out random checking to identify any violations on part of passengers. As part of Covid control measures Kochi1 app is promoted for ticket booking. The number of passengers who use Kochi1 Card is on the rise, an officials said.

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