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Kochi Metro Rail Ltd has started a new service. Something which will be music the ears of Kochi cyclists.
To improve last-mile connectivity for its users, Kochi Metro has now allowed cycles to be carried in it. You can now cycle to the metro station, carry your cycle in the elevator and travel in the metro coaches with your bike.
And all of this for FREE! There will be no extra charge for your cycle in the metro. This is a welcome step for promoting cycling in the city in general. Hopefully more and more commuters will adopt a cycle to reach their office from home via a metro ride.
As of now, the service is only available at certain stations: Changampuzha Park Metro Station, Palarivattom, Town Hall, Ernakulam South, Maharaja’s College and Elamkulam metro stations are equipped to handle cyclists.
The plan is to increase the number of stations where cycles can enter and exit, as per the response of town folks.
Within the station you can use the elevators and you can keep the bikes at either end in the train.
We hope lots of cyclists from Kochi will use this facility and get all stations functional with this.
Earlier this year, the Chennai Metro had also experimented with cycles in the metro. But it was unfortunately shut down. We hope this will not meet the same fate.
Cycle around the city to your heart’s content. Kochi Metro will allow commuters to carry their cycles with them on the Metro from tomorrow at six stations; Changampuzha Park, Palarivattom, Town Hall, Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam South and Elamkulam. #CyclesinMetro #MetroCares pic.twitter.com/iPAb9QRWPs
— Kochi Metro Rail (@MetroRailKochi) November 17, 2020
News Source: Hindu Businessline22/12/2020 at 11:54 #4584adminAdminAuthor
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Cycling in the Kochi Metro
In a boost to cycle commuters, Kochi Metro recently allowed cycles to be carried in the metro trains.
Our friend from Kochi, Adhil Muhammed, used the services after his 200 km BRM and he writes:
Entering Kochi Metro by cycle is as usual as we travel in the metro alone. The main disadvantage is only 4 cycles are allowed in a single train.
While we are travelling as groups it will be hard. While accessing stations use entry gates which are wider than usual. The staff is very friendly and they will guide you.
We stood with our bikes all along the journey for the safety of other travellers.
Kochi Metro is not asking for additional payment for the bike. Everyone in the city can use the metro while commuting and it’s fun. Nowadays it’s very popular. Thanks to Kochi Metro for this change🙏.
Photo and Text: Adhil Muhammed
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