Cochin Shipyard to build India's first hydrogen fuel cell catamaran vessel in Varanasi
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The Cochin Shipyard on November 11 signed an MoU with the Inland Waterways Authority of India to build the country's first hydrogen fuel cell catamaran ship for Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.
The shipyard also signed another MoU for construction of six electric catamaran ships for Uttar Pradesh and two ships for Guwahati.
The MoU was signed in Varanasi in the presence of Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Minister for Heavy Industries Mahendra Nath Pandey, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and several other dignitaries.
The air-conditioned hydrogen fuel cell catamaran vessel will have a seating capacity of 100 passengers. It will be deployed in Varanasi after trial in Kochi.
The air-conditioned electric hybrid vessels, designed for short-distance travel in riverine waters, will have a seating capacity of 50 passengers.
These vessels will contribute significantly in reducing the pollution level in the national waterways.
Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways -Sarbananda Sonowal
Union Minister for Heavy Industries - Mahendra Nath Pandey
UP Chief Minister - Yogi Adityanath
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