Kochi ( Metro Rail News ) – The plate-cutting ceremony of Kochi Water Metro‘s 100 pax Hybrid Electric passenger boat was held at Cochin Shipyard (CSL) on Monday.
The plate-cutting for the Aluminium Hull of the boat in presence of Cochin Shipyard’s Chairman & Managing Director, Madhu S Nair and Kochi Metro’s Managing Director Alkesh Kumar Sharma.
“This marks the beginning of construction of Water Metro’s passenger ferries. I can see the professionalism and passion at CSL. We are looking forward to the timely delivery of the boats so that Kochhites can cherish the dream of travelling in Water Metro soon.” said Alkesh Kumar Sharma.
“This is for the first time in the world a top class battery-driven passenger boat is being built. I can promise you that Cochin Shipyard will deliver state-of-the-art vessels for Kochi Metro. We all know how Kochi metro has set international benchmarks in various aspects. We will be ready with the boat by the end of the year. As a team, KMRL and CSL will work together for the success of the project.” Madhu S Nair said.
Directors of KMRL and CSL attended the event organised as per the COVID protocol.