Water taxis to be operational in water logged areas of Kuttnad region in South Kerala from Next month
region in south Kerala will have water taxis for the first time a diesel
powered catamaran craft with a carrying capacity of ten passengers.
Four boats ordered, first boat to sail
government has placed order for four boats with a private ship yard at Cochin
and the first boat is set to sail next month.
make travel easy in the water logged areas of Kuttanad around the coastal
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can use the service at reasonable rates. The contact number and tariff will be
released soon after the approval from the state government..The vessels are
being constructed by Kochi-based Navgathi Marine Design and Constructions
Private Limited, which built the country’s first solar ferry.
of Navgathi said with multiple hulls, catamarans have enhanced safety. “It
needs less power, which makes it more fuel-efficient. We have designed it in a
way that the boat can be used as taxis and as a rescue vessel in case of an