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India’s first solar-powered cruise boat to be rolled out in Kerala

India’s first solar-powered cruise boat to be rolled out in Alappuzha, Kerala in December 2019. A Rs 3-crore cruise boat that can carry 100 passengers is under construction at a boatyard in Aroor. This is part of an initiative of the State Water Transport Department (SWTD), whose solar ferry Aditya in the Vaikom-Thavanakadavu route has ..


United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) recognizes Cochin International Airport Ltd as world’s first fully solar energy-powered airport

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has recognized the Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) in Kerala as the world’s first fully solar energy-powered airport. The airport has a 12 MWp solar power plant comprising of 46,150 solar panels laid across 45 acres. The plant is capable of generating 50,000 units of electricity daily, and is ..


The Indian Navy inkes MoU with Cochin Port trust for utilizing Port’s berthing facility at Mattancherry wharf for Naval ships

The Indian Navy has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Cochin Port Trust (CPT) for utilizing the Port’s berthing facility at Mattancherry wharf for Naval ships. As per the MoU, Cochin Port’s Q2 and Q3 berths at Mattacherry wharf, totaling 228 metre quay length, would be handed over to the Indian Navy for ..


Government of Uttrakhand signs MoU with Airport Authority of India (AAI) for aviation development

The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has signed MoU with Govt. of Uttarakhand for development for aviation sector in the state. The scope of the MoU is to identify relevant factors influencing the development of civil aviation infrastructure in Uttarakhand, assessing commercial potential of various airports of the state, identifying technical considerations for airport operations ..


Union Cabinet gives a green signal to the Kochi Metro Rail

The Union Cabinet gave the green signal for the Rs.5,128-crore Kochi Metro Rail project, one of the largest social infrastructure initiatives to be launched in in recent years. The project would be completed in 3 years. The most significant part of the approval is that the Kochi metro project would be implemented on the Chennai ..