Malé, Maldives – The government of Maldives has yesterday inaugurated the “Raajje Transport Link” as part of its first phase of the “Integrated National Public Ferry Network” initiated to connect Maldives through high speed ferry network.
Services of this link will first commence in Zone 1 of the country, which consists of Haa Alif, Haa Dhaalu, and Shaviyani atoll located at the very north of Maldives.
The ferry system, which has been handed over to Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) to implement, said that the ferry boats used to provide the RTL services have the capacity to carry 50 passengers at time, and are equipped with air conditioning. The ferries are also designed to ensure passengers have a convenient and positive experience.
The further added that the ferries also have toilet facilities as well as designated areas for luggage storage, as well as for wheel chairs and stretchers.
As for the fees of the service, MTCC detailed that although a set fee would be collected for tickets from passengers, all travellers below the age of 3 and those registered as people with disabilities under NSPA will be able to travel free of charge.
The RTL services will be provided 7 days a week, as per a pre-set schedule, MTCC said.