Kochi Metro Route

The Kochi Metro is a rapid transit system serving the city of Kochi in Kerala, India. Currently Kochi Metro network has 24 active stations. Find important and useful information like Kochi Metro route, metro lines, service operation timings, first train, last train, route map, fare chart, top attractions near metro station, metro station nearby, news and more.

OperatorKochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL)
Operation start17 June 2017
Number of lines1 Metro Lines
Train length3 Coaches
No. of stations24 Active Stations
Metro timings⏱ Starting | Ending
06:00 AM | 10:00 PM

▣ Kochi Metro Lines (Terminal Stations)
Metro linesTerminal stationTerminal station
Line 1 LineAluvaSN Junction

Kochi Metro Fare Chart

ZoneDistance from OriginFare
F12 kmRs. 10
F25 kmRs. 20
F310 kmRs. 30
F415 kmRs. 40
F520 kmRs. 50
F625 kmRs. 60

Please note:

  • Kochi Metro Line-1’s fares is fixed with a minimum fare of Rs. 10 and maximum of Rs 60.
  • After issue, a single ticket is valid up to 90 minutes and the rider must exit at the destination station’s automatic gate by then.

Interesting Facts about Kochi Metro

  • The Kochi Metro is a rapid transit system serving the city of Kochi in Kerala, India.
  • Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) is a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) formed for the implementation of Kochi Metro Rail Project.
  • The Kochi metro project is the first metro in the country which connects rail, road and water transport facilities.
  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone for the Kochi Metro rail project in 2012 and line from Aluva to Palarivattom was opened to passengers on 17 June 2017 by Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India.
  • It is the world's first rapid transit system whose entire management operations are handled by women.
  • Every Kochi Metro station is designed on a specific theme around Kerala culture and geography.
  • Kochi Metro has lots of innovation like Social inclusion, solar energy, vertical garden, plastic bottle recycling.
  • Buy using Kochi 1 Card, you get 20% Discount on fare for every metro ride, also use your Card at any retail and online stores as well.
  • KMRL currently runs services from 6 am to 10 pm by deploying Alstom metropolis trains on its Line-1.
  • In February 2020, KMRL launched a daily feeder shuttle service for Rs. 50 from Aluva Station to Kochi Airport, with departures every 40 minutes.
  • First feeder shuttle service starts at 5 am from the airport and at 5:40 am from Aluva Station. Last shuttle leaves at 10:30 pm from the airport and at 11:10 pm from Aluva Station.
  • Kochi Metro Rail Ltd. (KMRL) fixed Kochi Metro Line-1’s fares in November 2016 with a minimum fare of Rs. 10 and maximum of Rs 60.

About Kochi Metro

  • The Kochi Metro is a rapid transit system serving the city of Kochi in Kerala, India.
  • The idea of Kochi Metro was first mooted in 1999 by the 9th Chief Minister of Kerala, E.K. Nayanar.
  • On 21 July 1999 Kerala government assined project to Rail India Technological and Economic Services (RITES) for feasibility study on metro rapid transport system in Kochi.
  • RITES was repot summited to Kerala government in same year 1999.
  • On 22 December 2004, the second Kerala government assigned the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for preparing the detailed project report on Kochi Metro.
  • On 2 January 2008 Kochi Metro project sent to Central Government for ratification.
  • The Public Investment Board (PIB) cleared the project on 22 March 2012 subject to final approval by the Union Cabinet.
  • On 28 March 2012 at a KMRL board meeting, the decision was taken to entrust the Kochi Metro rail project work to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).
  • On 3 July 2012, Union Government gave final clearance to the project.
  • Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone for the project on 13 September 2012.
  • On 4 April 2013, KMRL's Director Board signed a contract with the DMRC.
  • Construction work on the Kochi Metro rail project began on 7 June 2013.
  • The 22 proposed stations for the Kochi Metro were approved by the State Cabinet on 19 June 2013.
  • The first trial run was flagged off by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, on 23 January 2016.
  • Kochi Metro porject was inaugurated in June 2017 with E. Sreedharan, he is already created Delhi Metro and Konkan Railway.

Kochi Metro News & Updates

Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) and the National Transportation Planning and Research Centre (NATPAC) are yet to ink a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for a critical survey that had been planned earlier this year to identify ways to improve patronage in metro trains and Water Metro ferries and to revise the metro’s fare structure.
Kochi Metro Rail achieved a milestone and recorded profit for the first time since it began operations in June 2017. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan recently announced that the revenue had seen an "impressive 145% increase" in the past year. We see how the metro has changed as we travel in the city.
Kochi Metro has seen a huge jump in its operating income. Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) has achieved 145% more revenue in the financial year 2022-23 compared to previous years. It has been successful in achieving operational profit for the first time. KMRL's revenue has increased from Rs 54.32 crore in 2020-21 to Rs 134.04 crore in 2022-23.
The Phase II project of Kochi Metro, from JLN Stadium to Infopark-Kakkanad on the 'Pink Line', has gained momentum with the approval for the design and construction of viaducts. Work on the elevated line is likely to begin by December this year, while the entire "Pink Line" is expected to be operational by December 2025.
Technical bids for the Kochi Metro Phase II project will be opened on October 27 and the work will be handed over to the successful bidder by mid-November. KMRL Managing Director Loknath Behera said that KMRL aims to complete the civil construction work of the Pink Line within 20 months and the system and signaling work within the next four months. The total cost of the project is Rs 1,957 crore.

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Kochi Metro FAQs

𝒜. Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) operates Kochi Metro system.

𝒜. First service of Kochi Metro service begins on 17 June 2017.

𝒜. Kochi Metro system has 1 Metro Lines (active/fucntional).

𝒜. Kochi Metro trains have 3 coaches.

𝒜. Kochi Metro timings are: 06:00 AM | 10:00 PM.

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