| June 17, 2017, 3:59 a.m.
Prachi Bhardwaj, New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Kochi's first metro rail service on Saturday that is also known as integrated multi-model transport system in India.
Here are five unique features of Kochi metro-
-It will bethe first agency of the country to hire transgenders.
-Kochi metro will the first to use solar panels. 22 stations on 25km full stretch of the rail line will have solar panels.
-This metro network will be first to use compost generated from municipal waste to fertilize the vertical garden.
-Kochi will be the first city in the country to have a 'water metro' and this makes it India's first integrated multi-model transport system.
-This metro plans to depend on solar power to meet 25 percent of its electricity.
June 17, 2017, 3:59 a.m.