The Union Budget has set aside Rs 1957.05 crore for the second phase of Kochi Metro.
Bicycles that can be carried in a return bag will be considered as luggage, officials said.
The government, Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL), and Cochin Shipyard have all been reiterating that the first phase of Water Metro would be commissioned in January 2021. But the project still lacks the momentum needed to meet that deadline.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Union Minister Hardip Singh Puri will flag-off the first Kochi Metro train from Pettah in an online function.
As per the latest revision, the maximum amount charged for commutation will be Rs 50. There is a discount of ten percent for all Kochi 1 card holders too. Earlier the maximum amount charged for commutation was Rs 60.
Launched on Monday, the Kochi Metro Employees' Union aims to be a role model for other workers' outfits in the State.
Along with free locker facility, each bed will have private space with reading light and phone charging point.