Kochi Metro

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In a first, Kochi Metro launches breastfeeding pods at stations

08 Feb 2019

In a first, Kochi Metro launches breastfeeding pods at stations

In a heartening development, the Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) is now providing breastfeeding pods for mothers at four stations across its network.

Maneka Gandhi, WCD minster, claims she didn't know 'transgender'. Disturbing

31 Jul 2018

Maneka Gandhi, WCD minster, claims she didn't know 'transgender'. Disturbing

Days after Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi created controversy by calling transgenders "the other ones," she has tweeted an "apology," claiming she didn't know "the official terminology for the transgender community."

India needs safe-and-fast railways, not expensive bullet train: 'Metro Man'

01 Jul 2018

India needs safe-and-fast railways, not expensive bullet train: 'Metro Man'

Last September marked a landmark in India's transportation system: the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, the country's first, was launched.

Will Bengaluru Metro keep running? HC to decide on employee-strike

04 Jun 2018

Will Bengaluru Metro keep running? HC to decide on employee-strike

A lot depends on the Karnataka HC today, which will issue its ruling on whether Bengaluru metro staffers can go ahead with their planned strike.

Kerala cops pick up transgender, strip her, upload videos online

27 Mar 2018

Kerala cops pick up transgender, strip her, upload videos online

It's almost been four years since India's apex court recognized transgenders as the third gender, but cases of discriminatory harassment are common.

Transwoman seeks mercy killing after Air India rejection

14 Feb 2018

Transwoman seeks mercy killing after Air India rejection

A transwoman has sought permission from the president for mercy killing after having failed to secure a job as an airhostess with Air India.

Bhubaneswar becomes third Indian city to get transgender toilets

23 Dec 2017

Bhubaneswar becomes third Indian city to get transgender toilets

Bhubaneswar in Odisha has become India's third city to have a transgender toilet, courtesy the municipal corporation and Bhubaneswar Development Authority.

PM Modi flags off the first Hyderabad Metro train

28 Nov 2017

PM Modi flags off the first Hyderabad Metro train

PM Narendra Modi today flagged off the first train of the Hyderabad Metro from Miyapur. Commercial operations would start tomorrow.

How much do metro rides in Indian cities cost?

12 Oct 2017

How much do metro rides in Indian cities cost?

Two days ago, Delhi Metro fares were hiked for the second time in five months. The final result: a 100% hike over the period.

Lucknow gets its own metro

05 Sep 2017

Lucknow gets its own metro

The Lucknow Metro was inaugurated today in the presence of UP Governor Ram Naik, CM Yogi Adityanath and Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

The new Lucknow Metro has an all-women operating team!

02 Sep 2017

The new Lucknow Metro has an all-women operating team!

In a couple of days, the City of Nawabs is going to get its own metro. Home Minister Rajnath Singh will inaugurate services on September 5.

Kochi Metro steps in after nine transgender employees quit

29 Jun 2017

Kochi Metro steps in after nine transgender employees quit

The new Kochi Metro broke many records - including being the first government agency in the country to employ transgenders.

The new Kochi Metro: Breaking records along the way

17 Jun 2017

The new Kochi Metro: Breaking records along the way

To mark the inauguration of the Kochi Metro, PM Narendra Modi will enjoy a ride on it along with Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu, CM Pinarayi Vijayan and other dignitaries.

Could 'Metro Man' E Sreedharan be India's next president?

16 Jun 2017

Could 'Metro Man' E Sreedharan be India's next president?

In the lack of confirmation from the BJP, there have been several names doing the rounds as the possible presidential candidate of the NDA.

Kochi's transgender schools starts with 10 students

30 Dec 2016

Kochi's transgender schools starts with 10 students

India's first alternative learning centre for the transgender community has started in Kochi; the school called Sahaj International will be inaugurated by activist-actor-artist Kalki Subramaniam.

Transgender school opening in Kochi

22 Dec 2016

Transgender school opening in Kochi

For the first time, a residential transgender school will be inaugurated in Kochi on December 30.