Kochi Metro comes to rescue; of Kerala couple; heres how it happened

On the morning of December 23, Ranjith Kumar along with his family began their journey from Palakkad

Kochi Metro comes to rescue; of Kerala couple; heres how it happened

Recently inaugurated Kochi Metro service came to the rescue of a couple, in reuniting them that is.

A video posted on the Kochi Metro’s official Facebook page narrated the story of Ranjith Kumar and Dhanya, a Kerala couple who got married earlier this week.

It so happened that the wedding hall was a 130 kilometre drive for the groom and his family from Palakkad to Ernakulam in Kerala, a drive that would usually take about three and a half hours.

When multiple road blocks delayed their journey, someone suggested a way out, “Riding the Metro”.

On the morning of December 23, Ranjith Kumar along with his family began their journey from Palakkad at 6 am and hoped to reach in time for the wedding.

It was at 11 am, that they covered over 100 kilometres and reached Aluva, some 30 kilometres from Ernakulam. At Aluva, they reported noticed a huge jam.

At this point they began looking for alternative suggestions to get to the venue. Someone then suggested the best way out was to take a metro from Aluva.

Along with the video message to the couple, the Kochi Metro also presented the them ‘Kochi One’ card, a smartcard that allows cashless commuting and can be used to gain exclusive entry into metro trains.

Kerala’s first metro line was flagged off in Kochi was flagged in June this year by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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