Aditya: India's first solar powered boat launched in Kochi

Q.  What is India's first solar powered boat called?
- Published on 16 Jan 17

a. Kiran
b. Jyoti
c. Surya
d. Aditya

ANSWER: Aditya
Aditya: IndiaIndia’s first solar powered boat called ‘Aditya’ was launched at Kochi’s Vembanad lake in Kerala.

The boat is a 75 seater. It has 78 rooftop solar panels and is 20m in length. It is 7m wide.

The boat will offer ferry service along a 2.5 km route between Vaikom and Thavanakkadavu, 22 times a day.

It can travel at maximal speed of 14 kmph and cruises without noise and minimal vibration unlike diesel ferries.

Boat was manufactured at ship technology department of Cochin University of Science and Technology called CUSAT.

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