The complaint was filed by the Kochi Metro Rail Limited pointing out that the metro journey had caused inconvenience to other passengers.

Police register case on Janakeeya Yathra by Congress leaders on Kochi MetroShafi Parambil FB Page
news Kochi Metro Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 10:36

Police have registered a case on the ‘mass’ metro ride taken by Congress leaders, which they called Janakeeya yathra (popular ride), on the Kochi Metro on June 20.

Aluva East police registered the case on Tuesday on a complaint filed by the Kochi Metro Rail Limited pointing out that the metro journey had caused inconvenience to other passengers. 

The Congress Ernakulam District Committee had arranged the metro ride for the leaders on June 2o, which was undertaken in a festive mood.

Interestingly, the case was not registered against a particular individual but on the Janakeeya Yathra.

“The case was registered as per Section 62 of Metro Railways (Operations and Maintenance) Act for causing inconvenience to other passengers. The case was registered on Janakeeya Yathra. It was registered on a complaint given by Metro Line Supervisor” the police said.

Former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, Opposition Leader Ramesh Chennithala, KPCC president MM Hasaan, former ministers Aryadan Mohammed, K C Joseph and K Babu, MLAs Hibi Eden, Anwar Sadath, Shafi Parambil, VP Sajeendran and PT Thomas, former MLAs Benny Behanan and PC Vishnunath had taken the ride from Aluva to Palarivatoom. 

A large number of Congress workers also took the ride and three metro trains were crowded as a result.   

Oommen Chandy, who played a crucial role in making Kochi Metro a reality, was not invited to the inaugural function held on June 17, which had raised eyebrows. 

The Congress then made his maiden metro journey a mega event. 

The Kochi metro rail work began in 2012 when Oommen Chandy was the Chief Minister. 

His journey on the Metro, along with scores of party workers, was also a protest against excluding him from the list of dignitaries to attend the inaugural function.

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