It was great to be at CUSAT talking on ADITYA – India’s first solar ferry, its success and how it can be replicated across India. The talk was titled “Replicating Successful Solar Ferry for Inland Water Transport“.
A one day seminar on ‘Inland Waterways Systems in India, its challenges and perspectives’ was held at department of Ship Technology CUSAT’ Vice Chancellor Dr. J. Letha inaugurated the seminar. Eminent personalities and students from maritime industry and various institutions becamepart of the Seminar. Dr C B Sudheer (convener, Assistant Professor, dept. of ship Technology CUSAT) welcomed the seminar. Dr C G Nanadakumar, Head Dept. of Ship Technology CUSAT gave the presidential address
After an introductory address to seminar by Dr CB Sudheer (convener of the function) the seminar presentations were held as follows
Sri N Unni, Director, Inland waterways Authority of India (IWAI) – Prospects in Inland Waterways Navigation
Sri G P Hari, Add, GM, Kochi Metro Rail Ltd – ‘Kochi Water Metro’ An integrated Water Transport Project
Sri Sujith, Traffic Superintend, State Water Transport Department, Regional office, Ernakulam – The Practical difficulties faced by Inland Water Transport for conducting services
Sri Sandith Thandasherry, CEO, NavAlt Solar and Electric Boats, Kalamassery-Replicating Successful Solar Ferry for Inland Water Transport
Pratap Chitlangiya – B Tech semester VIII student, Dept. of Ship Technology and Dr Dileep K Krishnan, Naval Architect and Retired Professor, Dept. of Ship Technology – Modernisation, Enhancement and Optimum Utilisation of Inland Water Transport in Kerala
The seminar was felicitated by Dr N Chardramohankumar, Member, Syndicate, CUSAT and Dr Sunil K Narayanankutty, Dean, Faculty of Technology CUSAT. Dr Manoj T Isaac, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Ship Technology gave the vote of thanks.