Water taxis to ply on Jhelum in Kashmir
Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government
will start plying water taxis on Jhelum river from April 15 as a pilot project to explore options of using the water body as
an alternate means of transport in the city.
Divisional Commissioner Asgar Hassan Samoon issued the
orders at a meeting, yesterday. The meeting reviewed the pace
of progress for infrastructure building for the project, a
He said tenders have been invited from water taxi
operators and vessel owners desirous of plying mechanically
driven 18-seater water taxis for ferrying passengers and
Twelve sites have been identified for terminals which are
The idea of starting water taxis on the Jhelum was
floated last year as a measure to overcome massive traffic
jams in the city.
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