Speaker at World Future Energy 2019, Abu Dhabi

I was part of the panel held by International Solar Alliance during the World Future Energy 2019 held at Abu Dhabi. It was an interesting session where I could talk about our experience of solar ferry, the differences with electric vehicles and technologies, and some of the challenges when we plan for more applications in…

KMRL creating a monument for failure

Latest: KMRL has tweaked the EOI to be boats of steel or aluminium. Lets look at the final specs docs. _______________________________________________________________________________ KMRL (Kochi Metro Rail Limited), after a long wait, has taken the first step in realising their planned water metro project for Kochi. They have called for tender to build thirty six number of…

Is KMRL getting it wrong in Water Metro Project?

Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) has an ambitious target of making the first integrated multimodal transport system in India with mobility on rail, road and water. For water,  watermetro project is a Rs.747 crore with financial assistance from the German Bank, KfW consisting of boats, jetty and access infrastructure. The project has a fleet of…

Imagination of a 7 Year Old

Today my son, Abhimanyu, came up with a “robotic car” (in his words) named RAIN RUN. What is interesting is that this car run on rain. Having seen ADITYA (India’s first solar ferry boat) that runs on sun during a visit on a rainy day, as well as learning about Tesla, he came up with…