The new elevated section extends Kochi metro’s first line south from Maharaja’s College to Thykoodam and adds five stations to the system.

A further 1km extension southeast to Petta is still under construction and is due to open in January 2020.

Phase 1B, an 11.2km branch from Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium northeast to Infopark 2, has been approved by the Kerala state government.

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