The Urban Mass Transit Company Limited, (UMTC), the agency that has been entrusted with preparation of the comprehensive report for the betterment of Kochi’s water transport network, will submit its report to theKochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) today (09/03/2015).The KMRL, the implementing agency for the water transport network project, will analyse the report and submit it before the State Government for approval of the Cabinet.

Under the system, one will be able to use the different modes of transport for travelling, with a single ticket. Another highlight of the project, which will be implemented under the Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (UMTA), is setting up of a water corridor for the Kochi agglomeration area. The water corridor will be used exclusively for modernised boats that will be pressed into service as part of the project.

The decision to set up the water corridor is aimed at ensuring safety of fishermen and small boats.10830850_906310056057176_1285924915818080934_o

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