The Kochi Municipal Corporation had inked an agreement with the Cochin Shipyard Limited to design and develop two modern and technically advanced Ro-Ro vessels for ferrying both people and vehicles to and fro from the mainland – Fort Kochi – Vypeen island. This vessels will have double entries which will decrease the total time of ferrying to just 15 minutes. In future, the Ro-Ro’s will replace the face of water transportation in West Kochi. The Kerala Urban and Rural Development Finance Corporation will finance to procure the vessels.


The Ro-Ro project is one of the key project under the Mission Kochi 15-8-15 programme of the Kochi Municipal Corporation.

Shri. Hibi Eden MLA, Shri. Ludi Luis MLA, Shri. Dominic Presentation MLA, GCDA Chairman Shri. N. Venugopal, Hon’ble Mayor Shri. Tony Chammany, Deputy Mayor Smt. Bhadra B, Cochin Shipyard Chairman Commodore K. Subrahmanyam, Cochin Shipyard Chief General Manager (Design and Defence Projects) Srhi. Bijoy Bhaskar, Kochi Municipal Corporation Town Planning Standing Committee Chairman Shri. K J Sohan, Kochi Municipal Corporation Secretary Shri. V R Raju was present in the function.

The entire programme was coordinated by c-hed for the Kochi Municipal Corporation.