App-based water taxis soon in Kerala

Kochi: Soon you could hire speed boats to sail through the serene backwaters of the state just by downloading a booking app powered by multinational taxi aggregator Uber. The State Water Transport Department (SWTD) is set to roll out two water taxis in Ernakulam and Alappuzha by October and plans to operate the same on the […]

SWTD to launch water taxis in Alappuzha next month

Boat with a seating capacity of 10 can be hired at reasonable rates Just like hiring an autorickshaw or taxi, the people of Alappuzha can soon hire a boat for traveling from one place to another through the backwaters. In a first in the State, the State Water Transport Department (SWTD) is all set to […]
Grab aquatic weed harvester along with two 100 Ton capacity Dumb Barges, one Self Propelled Barge designed by Navgathi and constructed by APM Marines

Cleaning of Dal Lake to speed up with weed harvester

Preservation of Dal Lake in Srinagar is always the biggest headache for J&K Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA). Initially, they tried to manually de-weed the lake and later introduced weed harvesting machines which were not successful in removing weed or lily pads which are deep-rooted. An expert committee appointed by J&K High court has advised […]