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PM Modi to flag off India’s first water metro today

PM Modi to flag off India’s first water metro today

India is set to launch its first-ever water metro in Kochi, Kerala on April 25th. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the project.

The Kochi Water Metro is a collaborative effort between the Government of Kerala and the German firm KfW. It aims to revolutionize water transport in the state and boost tourism.

The project costs ₹1,137 crores. It is expected to connect 10 islands in and around the port city through 78 electric boats and 38 terminals.

The first phase of the project will start with eight electric hybrid boats. These boats will run on Lithium Titanite Spinel batteries.

Commuters will be able to travel from High Court Terminal to Vypin Terminal in less than 20 minutes without getting stuck in traffic.

At the same time, Kakkanad can be reached within 25 minutes from Vyttila via the water metro.

The boats will have air-conditioned cabins with wide windows that offer a stunning view of the backwaters.

The Kochi Water Metro is touted to be eco-friendly, electrically propelled, and safe for differently-abled people.

The minimum ticket rate for a boat journey is ₹2. Also, weekly and monthly passes are available for regular passengers.

Tickets can be booked digitally through the Kochi One App. Additionally, commuters can use the Kochi One Card to travel on both the Kochi Metro Rail and Kochi Water Metro.

The project is expected to bring a major revolution in the water transport sector in Kerala. Besides, it will boost the state’s tourism as well.

With the water metro, travellers will have an opportunity to explore the backwaters of Kochi in a new and exciting way.

The project is a testament to the government’s commitment to environmentally friendly and sustainable development.

The Kochi Water Metro is a significant milestone in India’s transportation sector. Its launch is highly anticipated.

The project’s eco-friendly approach and innovative technology are expected to revolutionize the water transport sector. Thus, it will become a model for other cities to follow.

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