1. Kochi will be the first Indian city to have a 'water metro' which will be the feeder service to the rail metro. That's what will make it India's first integrated multi-model transport system.


2. It will be the country's first government agency to hire transgender people; 23 are expected to be on duty for the inaugural run.

 


3. This new metro will be India's first to extensively use solar panels. As many as 22 stations on the final 25-km full stretch of the rail line will have solar panels.

4. The Kochi Metro plans to meet 25 percent of its electricity needs from solar power.

5. In another likely first, the metro network will use compost generated from municipal waste to fertilize the vertical garden it plans to maintain on some of its pillars.

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