Kemmannu: Barge Ferry service- a boon to Kodi Bengre residents.


Thomas Dsouza & Braan Dsouza
Kemmannu News Network, 20-02-2017 05:24:56


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Kemmannu: The much awaited Barge Ferrying service between Bengre and Hangarkatte was recently inaugurated by Mr. Pramod Madhwaraj, Minister of Fisheries and Youth Affairs. It is a dream come true to the people of Bengre area who frequently travel to Hangarkatte on the opposite side of the river for their daily routines. The service reduces a distance of about 16 km if travelled on land through Kemmannu-Santhekatte-Brahamavar route.

The Barge can accommodate vehicles of any kind including cars, trucks and two wheelers. The subsidized ticket fare is Rs. 5 for individuals, 10 for Two wheelers and 25 for 4 wheelers. The cost of the Barge is said to be over One crore rupees.

 Apart from the locals a lot of enthusiasts visit the port and take a joy ride to and from Hangarkatte in this scenic Delta area. Even though there are few people travel on weekly days, there is reasonable rush on Sunday’s and holidays. The one way trip takes about 10 minutes and Barge travels once a hour. 

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