- The service aim to provide hassle-free connectivity between South Mumbai and Navi Mumbai.
- The load on the local train services will ease with the help of the water taxi, specifically the Harbour line.
- Throughout the year, barring heavy rains during heavy rains, water taxis will be operational.
A water taxi service will be functional in Mumbai from January 2022 to provide hassle-free connectivity between South Mumbai and Navi Mumbai.
the load on the local train services will ease with the help of the water taxi, specifically the Harbour line. Apart from the road and rail, there are no other transportation options between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai.
A single journey will be finished in 30 minutes by the water taxi, so the commute time between the roughly 30-kilometre stretch will be significantly lessened. Throughout the year, the service will operate even during heavy rains, the report said.
Other than that, plans to raise a higher frequency of service between mornings and evenings is also on the cards.
The 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, as mentioned in the report.
The water taxis will help ease the load on the local train. As of now, apart from rail and road, there are no other transportation options between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai. The route of DCT to JNPT will be given the high influx of passengers from Navi Mumbai to the South.
As per reports, the water taxi services could begin as early as the first week of 2022 and will be having three operators. A fourth operator will join soon.
The report suggest that the fair will be between ₹ 1,200-1,500 per passenger from DCT to Navi Mumbai. Whereas, the fare to JNPT will be around ₹ 750.
The water taxis will take around 30 minutes to complete a single journey. This service will be operational throughout the year barring during heavy rains.