Roadways

Coastal shipping project may ease Kochi traffic


KOCHI

Novel plan: The Coastal Shipping Project is aimed
at renovating and linking 17 minor ports
across the State through small coastal vessels.

Number of cargo trucks on highways and city roads likely to be reduced drastically

The newly launched Coastal Shipping Project, which offers immense possibilities of freight handling for the State, can decongest Kochi roads when implemented fully. The project is aimed at renovating and linking 17 minor ports across the State through small coastal vessels.

At a time when roads and highways are turning grossly inadequate to accommodate the increasing number of vehicles, the project will ease traffic flow in the city. Coastal cargo movement in minor ships also assumes significance as the existing rail network in the State is unable to cope with the demand.

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