Alappuzha backwaters to get India’s first solar ferry

Posted on:05 Mar 2016 09:14:41

Alappuzha backwaters to get India’s first solar ferry
05 March 2016 Current Affairs GK: A 75-seater solar-powered passenger ferry, the first of its kind in the country, is quietly taking shape at Aroor in Alappuzha district . The boat is expected to be commissioned within the next three months.The boat is being built by NavAlt, a Kochi-based joint venture, in collaboration with a French company. “Construction of the hull has been completed and the superstructure is being worked on now. The battery and motor console, which have undergone testing, are to be flown in from France”, said Sandith Thandasherry, a marine architect who heads the enterprise. The 20 metre long, 7 metre wide boat, with a maximum cruising speed of 7.5 knots, is to be deployed in the backwaters of Alappuzha by the Kerala State Water Transport Department (KSWTD).The Rs.1.7-crore boat will make no noise or cause any pollution, unlike the diesel powered ones. It may work out to be a cheaper option too. An ordinary boat, made of steel and with a carrying capacity of 75 passengers, may cost around Rs.1.9 crore.

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