Representative Image: Muralikrishnan B/ Mathrubhumi
Kochi: Kochi Metro Rail (KMRL) authorities have informed that the problematic pillar of Kochi Metro at Pathadipalam has been fixed and normal operations will resume soon in a phased manner.
The foundation of the pillar was strengthened by erecting four more pilings. These pilings are attached to the pillar by the use of pile cap.
The flaw came to light two months ago. As a result, the metro train operations were rearranged in such a way that the services will reach the point at an interval of seven minutes. The restriction has been in place on the stretch between CUSAT to Pathadipalam. This in turn will result in services to be in 20-minute interval between Aluva- Pathadipalam stretch. The commuters too faced the heat of the curb.
The restriction will be revoked in a phased manner. During peak hours of Monday to Saturday, the services between Aluva-Petta stretch will be at an interval of seven and a half minutes. While on the other timings there will be services at an interval of eight and a half minutes.