Kochi: Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) will conduct the trial run along the second stretch of the metro route from Palarivattom to Maharaja’s College Ground on Friday. The trial will go on for the next few days. On Friday, the trains would start plying from Maharaja’s Ground to Palarivattom.
According to officials, they aim to commence operations in the route by the third week of September. KMRL has secured the approval of the Electrical Inspector General for the trial run. The construction of all stations in the route will be over in August, KMRL informed.
The Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) will conduct inspection once the construction is finished. The distance between Palarivattom and Maharaja’s College Ground is five kilometers. The route has four stations: Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, Kaloor, North and MG Road. Once the commercial services are extended up to Maharaja’s Ground station, it would require 11 set of trains.
The Aluva-Palarivattom stretch, which was inaugurated on June 17, has 13km. The service in this route started on June 19.
Once the Palarivattom-Maharaja’s College stretch becomes operational, the distance of Kochi Metro will extend to 18km.