Water Metro project to be operational by December

Water Metro project to be operational by December

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Date of Post: 03 Jan, 2019

Kochi: India’s first water metro project is expected to be operational by December this year. This is an integrated water-transport project connecting 10 islands near Kochi. A fleet of fully air-conditioned ferries are expected to start their services by the end of this year, according to reports.

More Information:

  • In July 2016, KMRL (Kochi Metro Rail Ltd) and German Development Bank KfW signed an agreement for 85 million Euro loan for this project.
  • The total cost of the project is pegged at Rs 747 crore.
  • The project will indeed go live in December 2019 with around 23 ferries as part of project’s first phase, KMRL MD APM Mohammed Hanish recently said at a press conference.
  • These ferries will have a seating capacity of 100 passengers and will connect 38 jetties on 16 routes.
  • In subsequent phases, 55 ferries with a seating capacity of 50 people will be rolled out as well.
  • The project aims the development of 16 identified routes, connecting 10 islands along a network of routes that span 76km.
  • Kochi is the first city in the country to have achieved such a milestone whereby water transport has been integrated as a feeder service to the metro.
  • It is also for the first time in India that such a significant level of investment is being brought in for improving water transport.
  • The battery-driven boats will be operated in the most innovative and environment-friendly method available.

Author:

Deepak Kumar is a part of the content team of Rail Analysis India as a writer and analyst .
His focus is on new initiatives on the Railway Sector of India .
Please reach us at editor@railanalysis.com for more information .


 

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