A day after the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation principal advisor E Sreedharan conducted an inspection of the Metro rail, the Metro agency carried out a trial run for the first time to Aluva. A metro train with three coaches chugged out from Muttom Yard to Aluva. Aluva is the first station on the Kochi Metro route. The train then returned from Aluva all the way to Palarivattom covering a distance of 13 km. The trial run was conducted on both the tracks.
The said the trial runs will continue for about a month. There are 11 stations between Aluva and Palarivattom. The stations are at Aluva, Pulinchodu, Companypady , Ambattukavu, Muttom, Kalamassery, Cochin University, Pathadipa lam, Edapally , Changampuzha Park and Palarivattom.
However, as there was no prior information, regarding the trial run, local residents were surprised to see the metro training moving above the viaduct.