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PM to enjoy ride on Kochi Metro with dignitaries

Press Trust of India  |  Kochi 

Prime Minister Modi will enjoy a ride on Kochi Metro tomorrow along with dignitaries, including Governor P Sathasivam, Chief Minister and Union Urban Development Minister

'Metro man' E Sreedharan, Urban Development Secretary Rajiv Gouba, Chief Secretary Nalini Netto and and KMRL MD Elias George will also travel with Prime Minister during his maiden journey in Kochi Metro from Palarivattom to Pathadippalam.

Before boarding the train, Modi will cut the ribbon at Palarivattom station.

He will reach Palarivattom Metro station at 10.35 am.

Yogesh Saini and Sumit Kumar will be the Train Operators for PM's journey, a KMRL spokesperson said.

and Anil Kumar will be there supporting them from the drivers's cabins.

After the train ride, the dignitaries will come to JLN Stadium, Kaloor and the public event will start.

Kochi Metro will start the operations on June 19, Monday from 6am onwards, the spokesperson said.

The trains will start from Aluva and Palarivattom from 6 AM simultaneously and finish the day's ride at 10 PM at Aluva.

The headway will be 8.20 minutes and there will be 219 trips between 6 AM and 10 PM from Monday, she added.

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First Published: Fri, June 16 2017. 22:07 IST