Kochi Metro reduces fare as a reopening gift to commuters

Kochi Metro Station Edapally
Kochi Metro Station Edapally - Picture by Joe (Californication43)

Kochi Metro Rail Limited has reduced the fare structure of Kochi Metro. As per the latest revision, the maximum amount will be Rs 50 which was earlier Rs 60. In addition to the reduction in fare, Kochi one card holders will enjoy a discount of ten percent.

There will be only four rates in the new fare structure. The revised rates are Rs 10, 20, 30 and 50. There will be a reduction in the weekday and weekend pass also. Earlier it was Rs 125 for weekday pass while the new rate is Rs 110. For weekend pass the earlier figure was Rs 250 and the new rate is Rs 220. 

New fare StructureOld fare structure
SlabsRs.10,20,30,50Rs 10,20,30,40,50,60.
Weekday PassRs 110 Rs 125
Weekend PassRs 220Rs 250  
Kochi Metro new fare structure September 2020

We have considered the COVID scenario before taking a decision to revise the fare structure. We at KMRL always vouch for providing seamless connectivity to the people of Kochi. We have classified the rates to slabs so that passengers  get maximum benefit. We have received requests from the Kochi1 card customers with regard to the existing balance and validity period.

We have considered the same and decided to extend the validity by issuing new cards. For those who have expired the validity of Kochi 1 card will be replaced with a new card without any issuance fee and the balance of the expired card will be transferred to the new card later. Balance amount in the old card will be transferred to the new card so that no one will lose money  due to the lockdown

said Additional Chief Secretary Alkesh Kumar Sharma IAS, MD KMRL

Download Discover Kochi Android app to view the latest fare details along with COVID 19 arrangements

Customers having any issues with regard to the Kochi 1 card can contact Kochi Metro’s helpline number. 1800 425 0355

Other than the discounts, Axis bank has also offered a waiver for issuance fees.

Issuance fee waiver offer

  •  Issuance fee worth Rs. 150 waived off on new Kochi1 cards. Now get a Kochi1 card at ZERO issuance fee.
  •   Offer period: 7th September 2020 to 22nd October 2020
  •   Eligible customers- New customers.
  •   Annual fee at Rs. 75 and Top Up fee at Rs. 5 will be levied.
  •   Minimum top up Rs. 200
  •   For non-personalized cards- issuance fee will be levied during purchase and will be reversed as cashback within 15 days

Top Up fee discount offer

  • Recharge your Kochi1 card at a fee of only INR 5 instead of INR 12 on every top-up. Recharge online, tap your card and travel safe!
  •  Offer period: 7th September 2020 to 7th November 2020
  •  Eligible customers- New and existing Kochi1 cardholders.

Retail offer

  •  Enjoy up to 50% discount on exciting RuPay offers such as BigBasket, Faasos, The Man Company, 1MG, etc. using KMRL Axis Bank Kochi1 Card.
  •   Offer period: Valid up to 30th December 2020
  •   Eligible customers- New and existing Kochi1 cardholders.