Find out how you can travel from SoBo to Navi Mumbai in just 30 minutes!

This proposed service is expected to cut down travel time between two places from 2 hours to just 30 minutes

  • Find out how you can travel from SoBo to Navi Mumbai in just 30 minutes!
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Mumbaikars will get to travel from South Mumbai to Navi Mumbai in just 30 minutes, which otherwise takes two hours, but for that to happen, one will have to wait until next year. If everything goes according to plan, Mumbaikars will be able to take a ferry to Navi Mumbai by February next year. Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB) informed that a private firm will start the service between Gateway of India and Nerul, and they're currently busy in procuring hovercrafts from Russia.  

The service is expected to cut down travel time between the places from two hours to just 30 minutes. MMB will be executing the water transport project on the city’s eastern front. 

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Vikram Kumar, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), MMB, said that a Chennai-based firm - MOH group - expressed its interest in operating the service and is now purchasing the hovercrafts from Russia. Once they arrive, services between Nerul and Gateway of India might kick-start. 

The company will be procuring two hovercrafts with the collective capacity of 100 passengers, said an official. He added that this service will give another mode of transport to Mumbai. It is believed that the service will be operational during the monsoon season as well.

The fares would be decided once the firm procures the hovercrafts and more vessels may be added after gauging the passengers’ initial response. 

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