As the MG Road stretch of Kochi Metro rail is set to be launched on October 3, KMRL seems to have adopted newer ways to woo passengers. Hoardings with attractive images have popped up on the pillars of Kochi metro. They have been placed from Jose Junction to MG Road in the last three weeks.
The new five-km stretch of Kochi metro will have five stations at JLN stadium, Kaloor, Lisie, MG Road and Maharaja’s College. It will be inaugurated on October 3 by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. With this, the distance that will be covered by Kochi metro will be 18 km. At present, the operational line has covered a distance of 13.2 km starting from Aluva and ending at Palarivattom.
The hoardings are prepared by Zero Degree advertising company in Thrissur and are meant to attract people to the metro rail. It is informed that there are minimal number of passengers who use the metro rail service for regular travel to work and most of the passengers who travel in metro these days ever since it was inaugurated on June 17 are ‘joy riders’.