Water taxis to ply on Jhelum in Kashmir

Last Updated: Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 13:18

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
spokesman said.

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
tourists.

Twelve sites have been identified for terminals which are
being developed.

The idea of starting water taxis on the Jhelum was
floated last year as a measure to overcome massive traffic
jams in the city.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 13:18

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