KMRL is building boats or train?

Cochin Shipyard has come out with the tender for supply of FRP superstructure for the 100 pax electric hybrid boats to be supplied to KMRL (23 no.s). Download here. Some interesting observations: Seeing the above criteria, one can think if they are making a metro coach or a boat! Even rocket manufacturing will not need…

Talk at Swasraya Bharat 2019

Today, I had a chance to talk to students on how Solar power can be used to make transportation on water sustainable. I took the example of ADITYA, India’s first solar ferry as a successful demonstration of this mission.

Economics of ADITYA in IEEE

My article, “Economics of ADITYA” is published in IEEE India Newsletter. IEEE India Info. Vol. 13 No. 3 Jul – Sep 2018, Page 38-45. Download from their site.

Talk at ASME EFx

I had chance to talk to students from various engineering colleges from South India at ASME EFx at FISAT, Kochi. The talk was followed with an interesting session of Q&A, that is usually my favourite.

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…