I made a video about my recent trip on Kochi Water Metro. The link to the video is below:
Below is the transcript of the video:
I am going to Vyttila in Kochi to explore the innovative Kochi Water Metro, a game-changer in urban transportation.
Kochi’s intricate network of backwaters has always been a defining feature of this city.
But with rapid urbanization came the challenge of increasing traffic congestion. That’s when the Water Metro was conceived as a sustainable solution.
There are 15 routes planned as part of the Water Metro project, but currently, only 2 routes are active. We are taking the scenic Vyttila to Kakkanad route.
The minimum ticket price is Rs 20 and the maximum is Rs 40.
The water metro can be accessed using the Kochi 1 card. You can also book tickets thru the Kochi 1 app, or directly from the counters at the terminals.
Kochi Water Metro is expected to become fully operational by 2035 with a daily commuter count of 1.5 lakh passengers
This state-of-the-art transportation system seamlessly combines the efficiency of a metro with the tranquillity of waterways, revolutionizing how people commute.
The air-conditioned, wi-fi-enabled electric propulsion boats have a capacity of 100 passengers and can travel at about 15-20 kilometres per hour.
The sleek and comfortable vessels offer panoramic views of Kochi’s stunning landscapes.
With spacious seating and modern amenities, passengers can enjoy a relaxing and hassle-free journey.
As you sail through the serene backwaters, you’ll witness the mesmerizing beauty of Kochi.
Lush greenery, traditional fishing nets, and charming villages create an enchanting backdrop, making your commute a truly memorable experience.
With its seamless connectivity and stress-free commuting experience, the Kochi Water Metro is redefining urban transportation and shaping the future of this vibrant city.
We took this ride only to experience the ride and the scenic route. As they say, it is not the destination that matters.
It is the journey, and the Water metro doesn’t disappoint.
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