Doesn’t it fascinates you that you start your day with mesmerizing scenic beauty to sit in a cozy and comfortable ferry which creates zero sound. Now it’s possible for the people of Kochi as Prime minister modi inaugurated the water metro of kochi on 25th april. The total budget of the Kochi water metro project is 1136 crore, which is fully funded by the Kerala government and Kfw,a German funding agency. This is the first train of its kind.
It is not fully operational now but when it will be fully operational, It will connect 10 small islands near Kochi with 78 electric boats and 38 terminals.
The total proposed route is 76km long.
The fare for the High Court-Vypeen route is ₹20 and ₹30 for the Vyttila-Kakkanad route. Passes are available for ₹180, ₹600 and ₹1500, for varying durations. A total of 34,000 commuters were expected to use the ferries daily, in the project’s first phase.
On the second day of the water metro, more than 7000 people travelled through it.
It is too cozy, it’s engine makes noise close to zero. It’s friendly for both children and differently abled. People can enjoy the scenic beauty of backwater while travelling.
It is good for people who have to travel on daily basis to go to work as it will be a great start to their work. It is fully air conditioned.
The main motive of this project is to improve the connectivity of small islands which will increase tourism. Kerala is a very beautiful state and there is much more for tourists to explore. So these kind of projects will help to reach such places.