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The long-awaited water taxi service to Mumbai is scheduled to begin in the first week of January 2022, and it is expected that the new travel solution will provide connectivity between the domestic cruise ship terminal at Ferry Wharf and the terminals at Belapur and Nerul. The water taxis will be operated under the joint collaboration of Mumbai Port Trust, Maharashtra Maritime Board and CIDCO, who have come together for this project to provide a hassle-free and fast travel experience for the people of Mumbai.

Licenses to operate taxi services have been granted to private companies including Infinity Harbor Services LLP, West Coast Marine and a local group of wooden boat owners at India’s Gateway. The water taxis will operate three times a day in shifts, in the morning, afternoon and evening. According to media reports, Mumbai’s water taxis are scheduled to start before January 10, 2022 and will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Mumbai Water Taxi Service: Routes and Schedules

According to media reports, water taxis will be operational on routes such as the Domestic Cruise Terminal (DCT) to Rewas, Karanjade, Dharamtar, DCT to Belapur, Nerul, Vashi, Airoli, Khanderi Island, JNPT and the terminal. international cruise ship to Elephanta. The water taxi will be operational every day of the week between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Mumbai-Navi Mumbai Water Taxi Travel Time

Due to the zero traffic load, eco-friendly water taxis would reach the destination in less time than roads. Reports say that passengers boarding water taxis from Mumbai to Elephant and JNPT will reach the destination in just 15 minutes, and from Mumbai to Belapur, Nerul, Vashi and Rewas in less than 30 minutes.

Mumbai water taxi service cost

The fare for a single passenger traveling from Mumbai to Navi Mumbai is expected to be between Rs 1000 and Rs 1200, while the fare for JNPT and Elephanta is expected to be Rs 750. Initially, the fares will be high as some of the taxis are luxury commercial boats. , but the forces should drop after a few weeks.

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