Now Travel From South Mumbai To Navi Mumbai In Water Taxis

The project was scheduled to be completed in October 2019 but has now been postponed to February 2020.

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Water taxis are all set to roll out from 2020 which will enable Mumbaikars to travel from South Mumbai to Navi Mumbai in 30-40 minutes. Currently, it takes 1-2 hours to cover the same distance by road. The project was scheduled to be completed in October 2019 but has now been postponed to February 2020. 

As stated in Hindustan Times, the Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) has appointed six agencies to operate water taxis from the domestic cruise terminal (DCT) at Princess Dock in South Mumbai. The agencies will operate from DCT to Belapur, Nerul, Vashi, the Jawaharlal Nehru Port, Karanja, Kanhoji Angre Island, Revas and Dharamtar. Kanhoji Angre Island is also being developed as a tourist spot. 

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The project cost which includes five speedboats water taxis is ₹35 crores. The destination that will be covered will be from MbPT to Thane, Airoli, Vashi, Nerul and Belapur, the upcoming airport in Panvel, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), Mandwa near Alibaug and Karanja near Kanhoje Angre.   

Notably, these water taxis will reduce the time between Mumbai and Alibaug to 45 minutes as compared to an hour. The service to the upcoming international airport in Panvel is expected to start by 2023-2024. 

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