Solar Electric RORO service and Kerala’s first amphibious water bus to be introduced
The nation’s maiden Solar Electric RORO service and Kerala’s first amphibious water bus will be introduced through the 12 months 2021-2022, the Governor Arif Mohammed Khan has stated.
Utilising the potential of the National Waterway corridors within the State, the Department of Water Transport will gear up to introduce Barge Service for cargo motion. The Department can be planning to introduce extra photo voltaic powered boats.
Addressing the twenty second session of the 14th Kerala Assembly on Friday, the Governor stated the Department has additionally plans to introduce extra excessive pace passenger cum vacationer companies, to faucet the tourism potential of Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Payyannur and Kollam.
As a step to minimise air pollution, the Department has already carried out feasibility research on electrical boat service in Alappuzha area.
On the Kochi Water Metro Project, the Governor stated the development of 16 terminals and floating pontoons are progressing properly. The operations of the Integrated Water Transport Project is scheduled to begin in January itself.