The Fact News Service
Kochi, April 25
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the country’s first water metro service, connecting Kochi’s islands to the mainland, on Tuesday. During his two-day Kerala visit from Monday, PM Modi will attend several other programmes and hold a meeting with senior church leaders.
The price slots have been devised keeping in mind the convenience of the commuters. It will start from ₹ 20 and go up to 40 for a trip. Regular commuters will be able to get travel passes – weekly for ₹ 180, monthly for ₹ 600 and quarterly for 1,500, the outlet further said. The tickets can be purchased at the ticket windows located at the terminals as well as through a mobile QR code.
The Kochi Water Metro Project has been implemented at a cost of Rs1,137 crore with the financial assistance of German Bank, KFW. The Cochin Shipyard Limited is the manufacturer of the metro project.