The country’s first water metro will cost Rs 819 crore

Kochi Metro Rail Ltd plans to launch the water metro in December next year. It will be tender till January. This project is based on boats which will be operated on 15 routes with a distance of 76 kms.

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Kochi Water Metro Project
Kochi Water Metro Project

Kochi, Metro Rail News: You will be able to ride the water metro soon in the Kochi. This service may start in December 2019. Kochi Metro Rail Limited had earlier planned to run it in April but then it was extended for October. This project will be ready with the help of German. “will give Metro tender till January”  said KMRL director of APM Mohammed Hanish said 

KMRCL is launching an Integrated Water Transporter project, which costs 819 crores. Germany’s company is investing Rs 582 crore in KfW. Hansih said that Germany’s Ambassador is very happy with the progress of the project. “the land acquisition work has started soon” He said.  

Highlights

  • Kochi Metro Rail Limited had earlier planned to run it in April but it was extended for October
  • Metro Agency is launching an Integrated Water Transporter project, which will cost 819 million
  • About 100,000 people living on the islands from the water metro will benefit
  • According to the plan, there will be two types of boat in this project. They will be made from fiber-rainforest plastic.

They said, “We have our attention on the roads to be built to reach the water station. First we will widen these roads. This will also improve the living standards of people living on the islands. ‘ About one million people living on the islands from the water metro will benefit. 

According to the plan, there will be two types of boat in this project. They will be made from fiber-rainforest plastic. These boats will be eco-friendly and will run from the battery. KMRL has contracted four companies to make boats. These boats will run from one island to another. Boats will be run on 15 routes in 76 kilometers. 

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