Earlier this year, Mumbai introduced Roro ferry cars to help Mumbaikars commute with their vehicles to Alibaug. As the city gears to use its waterways to ferry people, it’s interesting to note that Mumbaikars spend more time in traffic jams than the rest of the world. To tackle this, you can soon witness water taxis to take you from South Mumbai to Vashi in just 40 minutes. Yup! You read that right! Gear up to sail in the waters of South Mumbai from November onwards. Read on to know more.
Water Taxis To Ferry You From South Mumbai To Vashi In Just 40 Minutes
The Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) shall introduce water taxis from the domestic cruise terminal (DCT) of the city at the Princess Dock in Mazgaon from November. Passengers can hop in a water taxi from South Mumbai to Belapur, Vashi, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) in Navi Mumbai and Manwa. Glide through the waters of South Mumbai to reach Vashi in just 40 minutes instead of 1.5 hours. According to the Annual Traffic Index, Mumbai is one of the most traffic-congested cities in the world. To know more about other crucial details of water taxis you’d have to wait a bit since the trust hasn’t finalised an operator yet.
Mumbai To Use Waterways For Transportation Reduce Road Traffic
With water taxis, Mumbaikars can now reach Navi Mumbai in just 30 to 40 minutes instead of 1.5 hours by road. Thanks to Mumbai using its waterways for transportation, you can definitely expect to reach your destinations way earlier than usual. It’s been a good 30 years since Mumbai planned to use its waterways for transportation reasons. Well, better late than never. These water taxis can not only cut down your travel time, but also give you a totally new exciting experience. Come on, you can get a metro, taxi or auto experience anywhere. But water taxis? Well, that’s something which is just reserved for Mumbai. Meanwhile, go on a virtual tour of the city that never sleeps, Aamchi Mumbai!