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MbPT to soon start a ferry service from domestic terminal to Kanhoji Angre island

The first phase of the services will start on January 17 from Ferry wharf to the island. Officials will soon begin services from the terminal.

MbPT to soon start a ferry service from domestic terminal to Kanhoji Angre island
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The Mumbai Port Trust along with a privately-held firm started the cruise service (Angriya) from Mumbai to Goa and this new mode of travel has garnered interest with the visitors in Mumbai. Along with this, the officials also plan to develop an international terminal and incorporate many other projects to promote tourism and create opportunities in the city.

Keeping the recent developments in mind, the trust now plans to operate a ferry service starting from the domestic terminal to the Kanhoji Angre island in order to increase tourism to the island which is located in Alibaug. The official ceremony for the same will also be held soon and the tryst is floating tenders to develop the island.

Also Read: Mumbaikars can soon sail to Dubai, Singapore, and Goa

Talking about the same, MbPT chairman, Sanjay Bhatia, said, “Boat services will start from January 17 from domestic cruise terminal at Ferry Wharf to the dome-shaped island. We also invited tenders for more than 10 operators to operate the ferries from the domestic cruise terminal to island.”

The cost of developing the basic infrastructure for the project is expected to be around ₹35-40 crores and the service is expected to help the tourists reach the island in less than 50 minutes, which currently takes around two to three hours.

Named after the legendary Kanhoji Angre, this island was constructed in 1867 and will attract more tourists soon. The proposed development to improve the services was designed to ensure less hassle to the visitors. Located 23-km to the south of Gateway of India, this island is also the point of entry to the Mumbai harbor, especially for the vessels

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