110th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra2384611326259893 Tamil Nadu134226859151898 Delhi110921876923334 Gujarat40155281832023 Uttar Pradesh3509222689913 Karnataka3341813838545 Telangana3222419205339 Andhra Pradesh2723514393309 West Bengal2710917348880 Rajasthan2334417634499 Haryana2038114912297 Madhya Pradesh1720112679644 Assam15537984936 Bihar1503910991118 Odisha11956797273 Jammu and Kashmir92615567149 Punjab71404945183 Kerala6535370828 Chhatisgarh3526283514 Uttarakhand3305267246 Jharkhand3192217022 Goa203912078 Tripura177313241 Manipur14357930 Puducherry120061916 Himachal Pradesh110182510 Nagaland6733030 Chandigarh5234037 Arunachal Pradesh2871092 Mizoram2031430 Sikkim134710 Meghalaya113451
Nation Current Affairs 11 Mar 2019 Helpline numbers for ...

Helpline numbers for women boat travellers

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | KRISHNA KUMAR K E
Published Mar 11, 2019, 6:25 am IST
Updated Mar 11, 2019, 6:25 am IST
The commuters can avail help for medical and security-related issues.
The helpline number for Ernakulam region will be 9400050346 while that for Alappuzha is 9400050322.
 The helpline number for Ernakulam region will be 9400050346 while that for Alappuzha is 9400050322.

Kochi: The State Water Transport Department (SWTD) has launched dedicated women's helpline numbers to ensure quick help to women commuters in distress.

"Women form majority of our passenger traffic. The need for a dedicated helpline number was felt for some time though we've provided quota for women travellers in boats," said SWTD Director Shaji V. Nair.

 

The helpline number for Ernakulam region will be 9400050346 while that for Alappuzha is 9400050322.

The commuters can avail help for medical and security-related issues. "Five water ambulances have been readied for quick deployment at various stations. Also we've tied up with cops for taking quick action on security-related complaints," the official said.

The initiative will prove a blessing to a large section of women hailing from interior islands in Ernakulam and Alappuzha regions who depend on boats for daily commutation. "For instance, hundreds of women from Varappuzha employed at textile shops or other business establishments in the city travel on boats, the cheapest option, on a daily basis. Even women form half the share of passenger traffic in fast ferry 'Vega 120'deployed in the Vaikom-Ernakulam section," he said.

 

Meanwhile, the authorities have allotted an additional three stoppages for 'Vega' to enhance its commuter patronage. "The stops are Manappuram in Thaikattussery grama panchayat near Poochakkal in the Vaikom-Ernakulam section and Wellingdon Island and Fort Kochi in the Ernakulam-Kamalakadavu section.

The SWTD also targets to deploy another fast ferry service in the Kottayam-Alappuzha section by April second week. "Currently boat construction is nearing completion at Aroor yard," the official said.

...




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT