New Delhi: Commuting 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. The water taxi service, which is all set to start operations from this month, will not only reduce travel time but also improve connectivity in a city with bumper-to-bumper traffic and severely congested every day. Public transport is visible. The taxi service will connect Navi Mumbai’s Nerul, Belapur and JNPT with the domestic cruise terminal at Mazagon in south Mumbai.
One-way movement between the two endpoints will cost between Rs 200 and Rs 700, said Infinity Harbor Service Company, one of the operators of the water taxis PM Modi will inaugurate this month. Monthly passes will also be given.
According to a recent 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), to various operators.
Infinity Harbor Service Company said that these high-speed AC boats are expected to carry the load of local trains and public transport and most importantly run in all weather conditions. At present, road and rail are the only modes of transport between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai.
The water taxis will take around 25 minutes, which will significantly reduce the commute time over a distance of about 30 km.
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