Cochin Shipyard Set To Deliver Ferries For Kochi Water Metro Project

The impending delivery is expected to inaugurate services to the South Chittoor corridor from the High Court Junction terminal, enhancing connectivity and accessibility for commuters in the region

Cochin Shipyard (CSL) is gearing up to deliver two ferries to the Kochi Water Metro by the end of this month, marking a significant milestone in the project’s progress after facing several delays.

The impending delivery is expected to inaugurate services to the South Chittoor corridor from the High Court Junction terminal, enhancing connectivity and accessibility for commuters in the region.

Key terminals in South Chittoor, Cheranalloor, Eloor, and North Mulavukad have been fully prepared for operation, awaiting the commencement of services from the HC terminal.

A Kochi Metro Rail (KMRL) official highlighted the imminent progress, underscoring the significance of CSL’s delivery in initiating services to various routes.

“The routes will be finalised once the boats are delivered,” the official stated, emphasising the pivotal role of CSL in determining the operational framework of the water transport system.

The completion of terminal infrastructure, including pontoons and beautification, sets the stage for an enhanced Water Metro experience, promising improved efficiency and convenience for passengers.

Simultaneously, efforts are underway to finalise the Fort Kochi terminal, with ongoing work encompassing electrical installations, compound wall construction, and other finishing details.

The local media has reported that Fort Kochi is gearing up for a statutory inspection, having made significant strides in infrastructure development following successful boat anchoring tests.

The Kochi Water Metro Project, a flagship initiative aimed at promoting sustainable and eco-friendly transportation solutions, holds immense potential in transforming the region’s mobility landscape.

Implemented by KMRL, a joint venture between the Government of India and the Government of Kerala, the project seeks to mitigate carbon emissions, alleviate traffic congestion, and enhance overall transport services.

Moreover, it envisages fostering economic growth through commercial property development, tourism initiatives, and the creation of new employment opportunities, underscoring its multifaceted impact on the region’s socio-economic fabric.

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