India’s to get its underwater metro! Know about Kerala KVM’s routes in detail.

Kochi, India's first underwater metro
India's first underwater metro to open in Kochi
Kochi, India's first underwater metro
India’s first underwater metro to open in Kochi

On Tuesday (25 April), India will have its first water metro. The first water metro system will open in Kerala’s Kochi area. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate India’s first water metro on April 25 during a visit to Kerala.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan stated that the Kochi Water Metro would usher in a huge shift in the state’s water transport industry and enhance tourism.

Here’s all you need to know.

1. The metro project will begin with eight electric hybrid boats built by Cochin Shipyard Limited.

2. A water metro would connect ten islands in and around Kochi.

3. The Kerala government and the German corporation KfW support the dream project.

4. The KWM (Kochi Water Metro) project has 78 electric boats and 38 ports in total.

5. The KWM service will commence in the first phase at the High Court-Vypin and Vyttila-Kakkanad terminals. According to Kerala Chief Minister, commuters would be able to reach Vypin Terminal from the High Court Terminal in less than 20 minutes. Water Metro can take you to Kakkanad in 25 minutes from Vyttila.

6. Kochi Water Metro Ticket Information: The minimum ticket price for a boat ride is 20 rupees. Regular travelers can purchase weekly and monthly passes. The Kochi One Card may be used to travel on the Kochi Metro Rail and the Kochi Water Metro. Tickets may be purchased digitally using the Kochi One App.

7. Lithium Titanite Spinel batteries will power the Kochi water metro.

8. The water metro is said to be environmentally clean, electrically powered, and safe for those with disabilities.

9. It will have air-conditioned boats with large windows that provide a unique view of the backwaters.

10. The Kochi Water Metro project would cost a total of 1,137 crores.