Date of Post : 23 Aug, 2017
Kochi: KMRL (Kochi Metro Rail ltd.) has received the terms of reference (ToR) from the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) for The Water Metro project.
The project proposes 16 identified routes connecting 38 jetties across Ten island communities covering a 76 km long route.
Of the total 38 jetties, 35 are existing jetties where boat services from Kerala State Water Transport Corporation & private agencies are presently being operated.
- Another 18 jetties have been proposed to be developed as major jetties or main boat hubs while the remaining 20 jetties will be developed as minor jetties for water transit services.
- The whole water transportation project is proposed to be realised between 2017 & 2020.
- The estimated cost of the project is about Rs 747.28 crore (approx US$ 116.76 Million) with core water transport infrastructure estimated to be about Rs 435.37 crore (approx US$ 68.03 Million).
- The proposed Water Metro project was granted ToR on 18 Aug 2017.