Willingdon Island-Bolgatty Ro-Ro service to start soon

2021-01-04 14:56:35 Shipping News

A new Ro-Ro service connecting Willingdon Insland and Bolgatty is expected to start soon. Kerala State Inland Navigation Corp. will be managing the vessels which will be transporting container laden trucks in the first phase. Later on other vehicles will also be transported.

Demand for extending the Ro-Ro service on a 24X7 basis

There has also been demand for extending the Ro-Ro service plying in the Fort Kochi-Vypeen section on a 24X7 basis.

Though the service was expected to be started on November 1, 2020, it had to be rescheduled due to clearance issue; after alterations in the height of the trailers carrying containers which required more clearance.

With this service, the trucks transporting containers to the southern parts of the state from the International Container Trans-shipment Terminal at Vallarpadam need not enter the busy city roads thus reducing both travel time and cost . City traffic too becomes less congested.

Trucks transporting containers can use shortcut thus avoiding busy city roads

Once the service is started, the trucks transporting containers to the southern parts of the state from the International Container Trans-shipment Terminal at Vallarpadam can use the shortcut without entering the busy city roads. This will reduce the travel time and cost as well as decrease traffic congestion in the city. 

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