The Vyttila- Kakkanad ferry service is a relief from the traffic congestion on the roads for the public commuters between Vyttila and Kakkanad mainly consisting of Infopark employees, staff and students of Rajagiri educational institute and commuters to the civil station and other commercial establishments in Kakkanad. The Kakkanad boat jetty is the final destination of the ferry service operating from Vyttila, with four other stops in between, namely, Arattukadava jetty, Eroor jetty, Thuthiyoor jetty and Irumpanam jetty.
As part of the Kochi Public Transport Day (KPTD) organised by the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), Kochi, on June 1, 2018, the District Collector K. Mohammed Y. Safirulla had taken the ferry from Vyttila boat jetty to Kakkanad boat jetty to understand the gaps in the ferry service in the area. It was identified that the lack of last mile connectivity from the Kakkanad boat jetty to the nearest bus stop on the Seaport- Airport road was the root cause of the public’s reluctance to utilize the ferry service for daily commute. CPPR has submitted a report recommending proposals to tackle this issue, to the District Administration and the proposals put forth in the report are listed below;
Click here to read the full Report: ANALYSIS OF CONNECTIVITY FROM KAKKANAD BOAT TERMINAL