Flat 40 minutes to travel from Mira-Bhayandar to Dombivali

Flat 40 minutes to travel from Mira-Bhayandar to Dombivali

In an attempt to make travel seamless in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government is planning to develop water transport in the city. The move by Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray-led government will facilitate smooth transportation between Bhayandar-Mira Road and Dombivali via sea. More importantly, the journey will take only 40 minutes as opposed to two-and-a-half hours now.

That being said, the MVA government is also chalking out plans on developing water transport in other parts of Maharashtra. The minister for fisheries and port development, Aslam Shaikh said that a tender to develop jetties will be floated within the next two months. 

According to Shaikh, developing water transport will help ease traffic congestion from the two points on the outskirts.

“A tender worth ₹86 crore is being prepared and will be floated in the next two months. The project will be completed within two years. There will be four jetties (stations) including Kalher and Kolshet enroute to Bhayandar from Dombivali,” he said.

If this route gets a go ahead, then it will come as a massive relief for the commuters who intend to travel between Dombivali and Bhayandar. The time taken to commute between these two points will drastically reduce. 

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Meanwhile, the government is yet to comment on what will be the fare for the journey. The officials have claimed that if the water transport project gets a go ahead, pollution will reduce by up to 42 per cent and it will also help save 33 per cent. All in all, this move will have a positive impact on the environment. 

The deteriorating air quality is Mumbai has already become a matter of concern for the officials and they are looking at various measures to curb the same. BMC has started taking steps to address this issue by installing more air quality monitors across the city. The plan is to have 90 monitoring stations from 30.

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