Saturday, December 31, 2011

Goshree Island Development Authority ( GIDA) is planning to start a cruise boat service around Cochin

Goshree Island Development Authority ( GIDA)  is planning to  start a cruise boat service around Cochin from April this  year.  The GIDA has announced that a double decker boat will be purchased. The fare on the upper deck will be fixed, while the lower deck fares will be variable. this boat will take a circular route. Four boat jetties – Ernakulam, Mattanchery, Fort Kochi and Vypin – would be modified and renovated as part of the development projects being implemented in Goshree islands. The areas under GIDA include Elamkunnappuzha, Njarakkal, Nayarambalam, Edavanakkad, Kuzhuppilly, Pallippuram, Kadamakkudy panchayat, Mulavukadu panchayat, Fort Vypin, Gundu Island and Thanthonnithuruthu.The renovation of jetties includes construction of approach jetties, toilets, passengers’ waiting area and tile-paved walkway. Projects worth Rs 300 crore, including drinking water, ferry services and housing infrastructure, are being implemented in these places. 

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