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"An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory" : Friedrich Engels     

Ernakulam District Panchayat to throw open Kerala's first AC bus shelter to public

 

Bus commuters in Kakkanad can beat the heat this Onam as the Ernakulam District Panchayat is all set to throw open the state’s first AC bus shelter to the public soon. The air-conditioned bus shelters which will be accompanied with the latest in-house technologies will be a relief to the public who have to sweat it out any time they have to board a bus from the spot. The project has been completed in association with the District Cooperative bank. Read more
Courtesy: The New Indian Express

KSRTC plans to introduce Electric and CNG powered buses

 
The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) plans to introduce 650 new buses in the Greater Cochin area, including electric buses and buses fuelled by compressed natural gas (CNG), as part of the efforts to make the city pollution-free.   In a counter affidavit filed before the Kerala High Court, the KSRTC submitted that there was a strategic plan to introduce low-carbon city buses in Greater Cochin. “The initiative is aimed at ensuring lesser mile-connectivity for the Kochi Metro Rail project and also to rejuvenate the mass transportation facility in the project are,” it said. Read more
Courtesy: The New Indian Express

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On a quest to make fort Kochi 'differently-abled tourist-friendly spot'


If things go as per plan, Fort Kochi will become Kerala's first 'differently-abled tourist-friendly spot', a step which would attract foreign and domestic tourists into the region in large numbers. The Tourism Department is aiming to make the announcement on December 3 - the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The feasibility study to make Fort Kochi a differently-abled tourist-friendly spot began the other day. The study is conducted by the technical department of the National Service Scheme (NSS), which comprises of students from NSS units of engineering colleges in the state. Read more
Courtesy: The New Indian Express

Kochi Is All Set To Have AC And WiFi Enabled Boats Which Will Connect Directly To The Metro


While the overhaul of the entire country’s transport sector is underway, Kochi is all set to have India’s first one of a kind system which will connect waterways to the Metro. In the next four years, Kochi will be the first city in India and perhaps the fifth in the world to have a Water Metro, which will act as a feeder to the Kochi Metro. These boats will be air-conditioned and will have WiFi services enabled in them. Read more
Courtesy: Story Pick

Kochi Metro Rail Limited set to start Water Metro work


The KMRL will formally begin the work  on ‘Water Metro,’ the integrated water transport project for Greater Kochi, on Monday   with the state government signing an agreement with the German bank KFW for funding it. A team of Kochi Metro Rail Limited officials led by managing director Elias George will visit the proposed areas for the project from Monday. Beginning with the Kadamakkudy island, the team will go to areas in all the six panchayats, four municipalities and corporation which come under the project. Read more
Courtesy: Deccan Chronicle
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