Edited by Abhishek Chakraborty
| Saturday June 17, 2017, Bengaluru / Kochi
Kochi got its first metro line today, while Bengaluru will add a line to the existing Namma Metro under Phase 1 of the mega project. Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially launched the Kochi Metro at 11 am today, while President Pranab Mukherjee is scheduled to inaugurate the new line of the Bengaluru Metro at around 7:30 pm. PM Modi took a ride on the Kochi Metro. He was joined by other dignitaries including Kerala Governor P Sathasivam, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu as well as E Sreedharan, popularly known as India's 'Metro Man'.