The Kochi Metro came to the rescue on the biggest day of a couple’s life. A video that was posted on the Kochi Metro’s official Facebook page describes the story of Ranjith Kumar and Dhanya, a couple from Kerala who took matrimonial vows earlier this week. The wedding venue was a 130-kilometer drive for the groom and his family from Palakkad to Ernakulam in Kerala—a drive that would generally take about three and a half hours. Someone proposed a way out i.e. to take the metro when multiple roadblocks delayed their journey.
The groom, Ranjith Kumar along with his family, began journey from Palakkad at 6 AMon the morning of December 23, 2017, hoping to reach on time at the wedding venue. They covered over hundred kilometers around 11 AM and reached Aluva, some 30 kilometers from Ernakulam. But, at Aluva, they noticed a huge jam. At this point, they began looking for alternate recommendations to get to the venue. Someone at that time suggested the best way out was to take a metro from Aluva.
The groom said in a video posted on Kochi Metro’s Facebook page captioned—a story of how Kochi Metro Saved Ranjith and Dhanya’s wedding that after taking the suggestion, they reached the Aluva metro station and saw a huge line at the ticket counter. He began to explain about his marriage and that he had to reach on time. He then got tickets and left to get to the wedding hall.
The Kochi Metro that was flagged in June 2017 this year by Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented the them ‘Kochi One’ card—a smartcard that allows cashless shuttling and can be used to gain exclusive entry into metro trains along with the video message to the newly married couple.