When I think about ‘Mandwa’, the first thing that comes to my mind is ‘Agneepath’ and Vijay Dinanath Chauhan’s connection to it. Anyway, ignoring the fictional story, Mumbai to Mandwa travel could now be completed in just 45 minutes.
To strengthen water transport in the state, Maharashtra Maritime Board (MBB) undertook the development of the route between Ferry Warf (Bhaucha Dhakka) and Mandwa. This process is 90 per cent complete.
In the next two months, private companies have been asked to submit applications to run boats on this route. It is reported that the route from Ferry Warf to Mandwa will be open for use 2018 onwards.
The Ro-Ro ferry between Ferry Warf and Mandwa is being worked on by MBB along with SIDCO and Mumbai Port Trust.
Along with completion of the breakwater stretch, the jetty terminal is being worked on as well.
Around INR 130 Cr has been spent on this project.
One can transport vehicles from one port to the other.
Initially, 3-4 boats will be functional on this route with each boat having a capacity of holding 150 people and 40 vehicles.