Germany to fund ‘water metro’ project
Kerala’s Kochi is set to get ‘water metro’ under an integrated urban transport system. Germany’s Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) is funding the Rs 6.3 billion project linking various islands to the mainland and the metro network through inland waterways providing last-mile connectivity to islanders and leisure travel to visitors. The project includes the introduction of modern water crafts, renovation of boat jetties, re-development of access roads with streetlights and many other advanced facilities. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday flagged off the project at a function held at Kothad.