First RTL Ferry to be Operated in Huvadhoo Atoll Completed

PUBLISHED April 09, 2023

First Raajje Transport Link (RTL) ferry to be operated in Huvadhoo Atoll has been completed and handed over to MTCC.

Ismail Farig, General Manager, Marine Transport Division, MTCC, said that the launch ferries are as high-quality as the ferries used in RTL Phase 1. The ferries are air-conditioned with a seating capacity of 50 people. MTCC further revealed that the new ferries will be bigger than the existing ones.

The priority in launching these ferries will be to make it easier for the passengers to travel, MTCC said, adding that the seats and passenger cabins of the ferries have been designed to be suitable for such trips. Ferries will have space to accommodate accessible toilets, ramps and stretcher wheel seats for people with special needs.

According to MTCC, the first ferry services in Huvadhoo Atoll will be free of cost and scheduled as the RTL ferry service was earlier. "The idea is to make these free trips accessible to the general public on the ferry schedule and enable them to experience the service better," the company said in a statement.

Six launches will be used for RTL ferry services in Huvadhoo Atoll. The distribution of all these launches is expected to be completed in July. With this, the RTL ferry service will start in Huvadhoo Atoll in the middle of the year.

The RTL service is currently being provided in HA., Sh., HDh., and Lh. Atoll. The service was last launched in Lh. Atoll.



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