The Mumbai Port Trust is intending to work water taxis among Mumbai and Belapur, Vashi, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) and Manwa at first.
The Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) is hoping to start water taxi administrations from the city’s homegrown journey terminal (DCT) at Princess Dock from one month from now.
The MbPT is wanting to work water taxis among Mumbai and Belapur, Vashi, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) and Manwa at first. Authorities said that they had shortlisted around six offices to work the water taxis, of which, one or even two administrators are probably going to begin benefits soon.
The water taxicabs will encourage arriving at Navi Mumbai in around 30-40 minutes rather than near one and half hour travel by street. Skipper Bhabatosh Chand, delegate conservator, marine division, MbPT, said the charges for the administrations will be dictated by the administrator.
In February 2020, the MbPT had begun the move on/move off (Ro-Ro) traveler administrations from south Mumbai to Alibaug which end up being a hit with travelers after it was continued administrations in August 20 post the lockdown.
As per M2M Ferries Pvt Ltd, which works the administrations, in excess of 5,000 travelers, 1,200 vehicles, 270 bikes and cyclists went on an outing on the ship between August 20 and the principal seven day stretch of September.
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