1 min read.Updated: 18 Oct 2020, 12:51 PM IST Edited By Sangeeta Ojha
Kerala's first water taxi service launched in the backwaters of Alappuzha
Kerala's water taxi service will not only promote tourism but also provide hassle-free travel facilities for people living in the water logged areas
Kerala has launched the first of its kind water taxi service. The vehicle launched in the backwaters of Alappuzha, ferried passengers. The Catamaran diesel-powered craft has a seating capacity for 10 passengers, and is first in a series of 4 boats, that State Water Transport Department (SWTD) is planning to introduce.
After feasibility study was done on the vehicle, SWTD ordered four of such boats to use them as taxi for the public service. The backwaters of Alappuzha is a major tourist region.
Kerala's water taxi service will not only promote tourism but also provide hassle-free travel facilities for people living in the water logged areas around Alappuzha who depend on boats for their travel to the mainland.
Next time, you plan a trip to Kerala, you can enjoy the scenic backwaters in the water taxi, recently launched by the state government.