India’s first water taxi service was inaugurated in Maharashtra recently, that connects the Navi Mumbai area to mainland Mumbai
WHAT – small boat on a river or other area of water, operated by a person who you pay to take you where you want to go
WHO IS IMPLEMENTING – Joint initiative of Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT), City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) and Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB)
- Long drive or the commute time between Navi Mumbai to Mumbai will be cut down by 75 percent.
- This will provide an alternative mode of travel for commuters moving between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai, besides road and rail.
- The water taxis will take about 30 minutes to complete a single journey, which will significantly lower the commute time between Mumbai and its satellite township.