Ranjith would have missed out on the most important moment of his life -- the auspicious timing to tie the knot -- had it not been for the Kochi Metro.
And the mass transit system says that is why they weren't exaggerating when they said, "Kochi Metro touches lives."
The Palakkad native had a cinematic wedding last Saturday after he, along with his family, had to catch a Metro train to reach the venue in Ernakulam in time.
The groom's party started from Palakkad at 6 am hoping to reach Ernakulam in time. However, things went for a toss as their vehicles got stuck in a traffic jam at Aluva, some 30 km from Ernakulam.
As time lapsed, the team sensed danger and started searching for alternative ways. Someone then suggested the best way out was to take a metro from Aluva.
Ranjith and his wife, Dhanya, narrates the rest of the story in a video posted by Kochi Metro on their Facebook page.
"Taking the suggestion, we reached Aluva metro station and there was a long queue at the ticket counter. I explained to the other passengers that it was my marriage and that I had to be there soon. We then got tickets and left to get to the venue," Ranjith says in the video, captioned "A story of how Kochi Metro Saved Ranjith and Dhanya's wedding".
The Kochi Metro has not only wished the couple a happy married life but also presented them with a 'Kochi One' card, a smartcard that allows cashless commuting. It can also be used to gain exclusive entry to metro trains.
Kochi Metro, the first-of-its-kind in Kerala, was flagged off in June by prime minister Narendra Modi.