Kochi, Kerala has become India’s first city to have a Water Metro Project after the launch of its first boat in December 2021, namely ‘Muziris,’ among the 23 battery-powered electric boats being manufactured by Cochin Shipyard Limited. This launch is a part of the Rs 747-crore project which is operated by Kochi Water Metro Ltd (KWML). The boats will be called Water Metros.
The objective of this project is to operate more number of boats to increase the number of passengers. For this, transport service through modern, energy-efficient, eco-friendly and safe boats with low wake and drafting features will be proposed.
Source – The Hindu