The new year started with a high when we delivered the second boat in the four water taxi series to Kerala State Water Transport Department in Kannur. The handover took place on 4th January 2021 at the Parassinikadavu boat terminal. The vessels are part of Navgathi Nirva series.
Sri. A K Saseendran, Hon. Transport Minister of Kerala, inaugurated the boat with Sri. James Mathew, Taliparamba MLA, and other dignitaries. The name of the new vessel is Tejus II. The State’s first water taxi was launched at Alappuzha by Kerala Chief Minister, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan last November. Tejus II will be the main tourist attraction in the Parassinikkadavu region, part of the Valapattanam river. Tourists and local commuters can enjoy the ride at an affordable rate of ₹750 per thirty minutes.
The water taxi service started by KSWTD has already won appreciation from travel enthusiasts. The 175 hp, powerful, Swedish make OXE diesel outboard engine enables the vessel in achieving a speed of 30 kmph. The boat was built at Navgathi yard in Alapuzha and transported to Parassinikkadavu by road.
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