The Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT), after the profitable Mumbai-Goa cruise launched this year, at the moment are planning to begin two new cruise services. Two cruises alongside the Mumbai shoreline, from the Gateway of India to the Marine Drive will begin operations from the newly-launched cruise terminal (DCT) at Princess Dock, Mazgaon.
Sanjay Bhatia, Chairman of the MbPT shared some particulars of the proposal. The Gateway of India will endure declutter operations. Operators for the services of passenger boats will be appointed very quickly. Also, the one-kilometre stretch alongside the DCT will be reworked because the hub of latest water transport. The 1-hour cruise alongside the Gateway of India to Marine Drive, will then return to the terminal.
Further, MbPT additionally plans on constructing a 150-metre jetty at Marine Drive, as a passenger terminal. The grasp plan for the cruises, proposes the development of the jetty. The request has been submitted to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). A 425-square-metre house will be allotted on the Birla Krida Kendra.
Meanwhile, the launch of cruise in Mumbai is part of Maharashtra and in addition India’s intensive plan to enhance coastal tourism. In addition, Maharashtra Tourism Department has been selling varied water-transport services in Mumbai. The profitable launch and operations of Mumbai-Goa cruise together with the launch of two floatels (floating accommodations with eating places, bars and entertainment choices) on the Gateway of India.
Additionally, the MbPT is engaged on the mission of launching an japanese waterfront close to the home cruise terminal. The proposed one-km stretch overlooking the attractive Arabian sea is not going to solely supply a mesmerizing view, however may have various different services. RoRo (roll-on/roll-off) services, seaside eating places, iconic constructing, gardens, a skating rink, amphitheatre, seaside eating places will be part of the mission. The space will be open to all residents at a nominal value of INR 5.
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