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Kerala to launch Beypore-Kochi-Dubai cruise service

In a bid to boost tourism, and aid international travel, the Government of Kerala has granted permission to the Beypore-Kochi-Dubai cruise service, kick-starting soon. Approval was granted after witnessing a surge in demand from non-resident Indian passengers.

The report also confirmed that the first step towards introducing service is being taken, and the same has been announced by Union Shipping Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

Once the service is launched, it will provide great benefits to the non-resident Keralites, living overseas. It is expected to give a big relief to the soaring airfare, and will cost them half or one-third of any airplane tickets. Under this amount, the cruise will allow them to carry three times more luggage than any airplane.

The report says the cruise service is expected to take a load of up to 1,250 passengers at a time, providing them a seamless travel experience on sea. It will be equipped with robust technology, ensuring smooth travel for everyone on board.

YA Rahim, President, Indian Association Sharjah, says the ship will take hardly three days to reach its destination, Mint Report. In addition, he further says, “The idea is to get the service up and running before school break in December. We want to make sure that Indian expats in the UAE can travel to their hometown without paying exorbitant airline charges.”

Meanwhile, the report says the ship has been specially designated for the Kochi-Dubai route only. Its vessel was created in Kochi for another state. However, now it has shifted to use in Kerala Gulf services.


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