PM Modi launches India's 1st water metro in Kerala that connects 10 islands

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has flagged off India’s first water metro.

which will connect 10 islands around Kochi through battery-operated electric hybrid boats.

The metro project will start with eight electric hybrid boats developed under Cochin Shipyard Limited.

Water Metro provides a distinctive urban transportation system that offers a comparable level of convenience and travel experience to traditional metro systems.

This mode of transit is particularly valuable in cities such as Kochi.

Kochi's water metro project is a unique project.

According to the officials, the Modi government has made a conscious choice to avoid a one-size-fits-all approach in providing infrastructure and connectivity.

 A prime example of this approach is seen in the expansion of metro connectivity in the country.

The KWM service will launch in the first phase from the High Court-Vypin and Vyttila-Kakkanad terminals.

The tickets for the boat trip start at Rs 20. For frequent travellers, there are weekly and monthly passes available.

 The Kochi One App allows users to digitally purchase tickets.