On the morning of December 23, Ranjith Kumar along with his family, began their journey from Palakkad at 6 am and hoped to reach in time for the wedding. At 11 am, they covered over 100 kilometres and reached Aluva, some 30 kilometres from Ernakulam. At Aluva, they reported noticed a huge jam. At this point they began looking for alternative suggestions to get to the venue. Someone then suggested the best way out was to take a metro from Aluva.
"Taking the suggestion, we reached Aluva metro station and saw a huge line at the ticket counter. I began explaining that it was my marriage and that I had to be there. I then got tickets and left to get to the venue," Ranjith Kumar said in a video posted on Kochi Metro's Facebook page captioned "A story of how Kochi Metro Saved Ranjith and Dhanya's wedding".
Kerala's first metro line was flagged off in Kochi was flagged in June this year by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. With 11 stations covering nearly 13 km - from Palarivattom to Aluva - it was the longest first phase of a metro to have been inaugurated. The 18-kilometre second stretch was inaugurated in October, completing phase one of the Kochi Metro.