Kochi Metro Guide

Table of contents in Hindi:
Benefits of Kochi Metro Smart Card

The Kochi Metro Smart Card offers a range of benefits for commuters, making it a convenient and efficient way to travel. Here are several advantages:

  • Cost Savings: Smart card users often enjoy discounted fares compared to single-journey token users, making it a cost-effective option for regular commuters.
  • Time Efficiency: The smart card allows for quick and seamless entry and exit at metro stations, saving time compared to purchasing tokens for each journey.
  • Cashless Transactions: The smart card eliminates the need for cash transactions, providing a convenient and secure way to pay for metro rides.
  • Ease of Recharge: Users can easily recharge their smart cards at metro stations, online, or through authorized vendors, ensuring they always have sufficient balance for their journeys.
  • Automatic Fare Adjustment: The smart card automatically deducts the appropriate fare for the distance traveled, eliminating the need for manual calculations and ensuring accurate fare deductions.
  • Validity Period: Smart cards typically have a longer validity period than single-journey tokens, allowing users to use the card over an extended period before needing to recharge.
  • Balance Inquiry: Users can check the remaining balance on their smart cards at metro stations or through online portals, providing transparency and control over their travel expenses.
  • Easy Replacement: In case of loss or damage, smart cards can be easily replaced, and the remaining balance transferred to the new card, reducing the inconvenience for users.
  • Environmental Impact: The use of smart cards promotes a more sustainable and eco-friendly mode of transportation by reducing the reliance on paper-based tickets and tokens.
What is Kochi Metro NCMC Kochi 1 Card?

The Axis Bank KMRL Kochi1 Card is India's inaugural prepaid transit card, providing an integrated single wallet that facilitates seamless payments at retail outlets. Apart from a simple way to pay fares in the National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) enabled multiple modes in transit like Metro Rails, Buses etc. It mean this is supports contactless payments (Tap & Pay) on KMRL metro and private buses in Kochi. This card aims to enhance commuters' experience by providing a cashless solution for metro and bus travel, along with a convenient shopping experience at various merchant outlets—all without the need to carry multiple cards.

About the Kochi Metro NCMC Card: Kochi 1 Card
NCMC Card NameKochi 1 Card
Issued by (Bank Name)Axis Bank
Card Issuance FeeRs. 100/-
Reload and top-up / recharge fee (Per Load)Rs. 100/-
Annual Maintenance ChargesRs. 75 /-
Card Replacement ChargesRs. 100/-
Validity of NCMC Card3 years
Axis Customer Care Number1800 425 1663
Online Apply NCMC Cardhttps://transitprepaid.axisbank.com/
How to get Kochi Metro NCMC Kochi 1 Card?

The Axis Bank KMRL Kochi1 Card can be purchased at the KMRL issuance counters and select Axis Bank branches [Rajaji Road (Main Branch), Aluva, Kalamaserry, Edapally, Palarivattom, Kaloor, Banerjee Road, Ravipuram].

The following documents are required to be submitted for purchasing a Kochi1 Card with an upgraded Full-KYC limit of INR 20,000 :

  • Passport size colour Photograph
  • Self-attested copy of PAN Card or Form 60
  • Self-attested any of the below given documents:

    • Passport
    • Driving License
    • Voters ID card
    • Job card by NREGA-ID

The documents will have to be sumitted along with completely filled Full-KYC application form at the following centres:

  • KMRL stations : Aluva, Cusat, Edapally, Kaloor, MG road, Maharaja's Ground, Ernakulam South, Kadavanthara, Vyttila, Thykodam
  • Axis Bank branches : Rajaji Road (Main Branch), Aluva, Kalamaserry, Edapally, Palarivattom, Kaloor, Banerjee Road, Ravipuram
Minimum & Maximum Recharge Amount in NCMC Card

Minimum Top-up / Recharge Amount

The minimum amount limit for topping-up or reloading the Axis Bank KMRL Kochi1 Card is Rs.100. Please note that Rs.12 will be charged for each reload made through any of the top-up/reload channels, so it is advisable to top-up/reload your card with sufficient balance.

Maximum Top-up / Recharge Amount

The maximum balance on the Card is Rs.5,000 for minimum-KYC. For an increase in limit, from Rs.5,000 to Rs.20,000, full KYC documentation would be taken of the customer.

Travel Discount

Kochi Metro given a 20% discount on every single journey made by the passenger on Axis Bank KMRL Kochi1 Card.

Important Instructions of Kochi Metro NCMC Kochi 1 Card
  • Axis Bank KMRL Kochi1 card is valid until the last day of the month of the year indicated on the card.
  • If your card is nearing its expiry date, then you can visit the KMRL issuance counter and get a new card (with new number).
  • The balance amount on your card will be transferred to the new card in 5 working days.
  • You can renew your pass at any of the following: (1) At KMRL Issuance counter: Pay cash to renew your pass. (2) In KMRL metro: The pass can be renewed at the handheld terminal of the KMRL conductor, subject to required balance available on the card.
  • The Axis Bank KMRL Kochi1 Card is can be used for transit as well as for regular payments at merchant outlets.
  • The Card can be used in private buses in Kochi as well as at RuPay enabled merchant outlets to make purchases like any debit or credit card but further charges apply on this card.