Jan 02, 2018: Kochi Metro came to rescue of a groom who was delayed for his wedding. A video, which was posted on Kochi Metro’s official Facebook page, narrated the story of Ranjith Kumar and Dhanya who got married earlier this week.
“It’s our pleasure to keep your wide smiles intact. Here’s a story of how #KochiMetro saved Ranjith’s and Dhanya’s wedding day. We present to you Kochi1 cards, as a token of our love; Happy Married Life. #MyKochiMetro,” their captioned read. As per the video, the wedding venue was around 130 Km drive for the groom and his family from Palakkad to Ernakulam in Kerala.
And the drive usually takes three to four hours. He started off his journey at 6 am and hoped to reach to venue on time but by 11 they covered around 100 km and reached Aluva which is around 30 km from Ernakulam. But at Aluva he got stuck in the traffic and someone suggested him to take metro to reach on time. “Taking the suggestion, we reached Aluva metro station and saw a huge line at the ticket counter. I began explaining that it was my marriage and that I had to be there. I then got tickets and left to get to the venue,” Ranjith Kumar said in a video posted on Kochi Metro’s Facebook page. The 33-year-old IT entrepreneur finally boarded the Kochi Metro to the city center by 11.30 am and within 20 minutes he reached the venue.
The Kochi Metro along with video also presented the Kochi One smart card that will allow cashless commuting and can be used to gain exclusive entry to metros. “We weren’t exaggerating when we said Kochi metro touches lives,” Kochi Metro said in the video along with their wishes to the couple. For the uninitiated, Kerala’s first metro line was started off in Kochi this year in June by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. There are total 11 stations-from Palarivattom to Aluva.