Kochi: PM Modi Flags Off Thripunithura Metro Terminal; From Fares To Stations, Here’s All About It

PM Modi flagged off Thripunithura terminal station on Wednesday.

by Shreya Ghosh
Kochi: PM Modi Flags Off Thripunithura Metro Terminal; From Fares To Stations, Here’s All About It

The mega day of the inauguration of the Thripunithura terminal of Kochi Metro is finally here and it completes the initial phase of the metro. This route connects from Aluva to Thripunithura. Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the Thripunithura terminal station on March 6 virtually from Kolkata. To know more about the grand opening and the station, read on.

Here’s All You Need To Know About Kochi Metro’s Thripunithura Metro:

Taking to the X (formerly Twitter) platform, PIB India (@PIB_India) shared a video of PM Modi inaugurating metro railway services in different Indian cities.

People of Kochi have waited quite long for this development and now they can enjoy a ride on this metro rail network. The first train on this route commenced from Aluva at 10 AM where specially-abled kids were given a joy ride. Following this metro ride, the commercial operations started, according to a report by The New Indian Express. The concerned authorities organised proper test runs at this metro terminal about 2 months ago.

To travel between Aluva and Thripunithura, each ticket will cost ₹75. Kochi Metro has approved the fare of ₹75 . However, today is a special day because of the inauguration and the fare is ₹60 until any notice is issued. The journey between Aluva and Thripunithura is a total distance of 28.125 km and has 25 metro stops.

Commuters have been waiting for the day to start smooth operations connecting this terminal. Now the journeys are expected to be more convenient for passengers, especially for daily commuters who can catch metros every day and ditch the traffic on the road. An amazing part is that there is a proper connection between Thripunithura terminal and Thripunithura railway station making it easy for people to leave the railway train and catch the metro.

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The Terminal Looks Breathtaking!

KERALA Updates (@Keralainfra14) shared some beautiful pictures of the Thripunithura Terminal Metro station.

  • Spread over 1.35 lakh sq ft, the Thripunithura terminal is decorated alluringly.
  • It houses 3 platforms, a VIP lounge, stunning showcasing boards, and a commercial space as well, according to a report by Onmanorama.
  • One of the major highlights is the beautiful pillars displaying the rich culture and heritage of Kerala.
  • Murals on the pillars also represent the grand celebration of the Athachamayam festival.
  • The theme of the terminal is royal and the installation of chandeliers, decor, a dance museum, exquisitely detailed carvings, and more surely depict the theme beautifully.

Also read: Watch Kochi Metro Staff Dancing To The Beats Of A Song From ‘Dasara’ & It’s Addictive!

Are you excited to travel on the metro?

Cover Image Courtesy: X/ KERALA Updates (@Keralainfra14) 

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