New Delhi: Mumbaikars can get a big relief from the problem of traffic soon. Traveling from the southern tip of Mumbai to its northern suburbs will now take only 25 minutes and the hassle will be reduced by the same. According to a news report, the water taxi service in Mumbai is all set to start operations from this month. This will not only drastically reduce the travel time of the people but will also improve the connectivity in different parts of the city.
In fact, Mumbai sees bumper-to-bumper traffic and congested public transport every day. The water taxi service will connect Navi Mumbai’s Nerul, Belapur and JNPT with the domestic cruise terminal at Mazagon in South Mumbai. This is expected to bring a lot of relief to the people traveling daily in connection with less on this route.
In a report by NDTV, one of the operators of water taxis, Infinity Harbor Service, said that the fare for one-way movement between the two ends would be between ₹200 to ₹700, monthly passes would also be given for the service. It is being told that PM Modi will inaugurate this service this month.
According to a recently published report, routes have been allotted by the government, including International Cruise Terminal to Elephanta, Domestic Cruise Terminal (DCT) to Rewas, Dharamtar, Karanjade, Domestic Cruise Terminal to Belapur, Nerul, Airoli, Vashi, Khanderi Islands and Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT), different operators will be allowed to provide service.
The report quoted Infinity Harbor Service Company as saying that, the high-speed AC boats are expected to carry the load of local trains and public transport and most importantly run in all weathers. At present road and rail is the only mode of transport between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai. Water taxis on the route will take around 25 minutes.