By Accommodation Times Bureau
Amidst much anticipation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first metro line of Kochi which covers a 13 km stretch.Completed in record time and equipped with state of the art facilities, the Kochi Metro is the only metro inaugurated by the Prime Minister himself.
Apart from reducing the iconic traffic congestion the city is known for, the arrival of the metro is an attempt to put the city’s development agenda back on track. Citing the presence of the metro as a reflection of the Make in India initiative, the PM lauded the inculcation of 1000 women and 23 transgender persons whose services were recruited for the completion of the project.
Although the coaches of the train were manufactured by French company ALSTOM, at it’s Chennai plant, it has 70% Indian components. He stated,”With Kochi Metro becoming a reality, I along with the general public am happy and proud. I congratulate the people of Kochi on this proud moment.”