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Mumbai To Get Inland Water Transport That Will Connect Gateway Of India To Thane

What is It?

From this December, Kalyan and Vasai residents will get a chance to travel the 47-kilometer distance in just 70 minutes at INR 29. The new ferry service will link Kalyan, Thane, Mumbai and Navi Mumbai in 3 phases. The first phase will have ten jetties across Vasai, Mira Bhayander, Thane and Kalyan and Thane Municipal Corporation plan to develop three jetties at Nagla, Kolshet and Parsik as a part of the first phase, according to this report.

Phase Two will be connecting Thane to the Gateway of India, which will ease the traffic on the roads and provide a quicker alternate to Mumbai residents.

Seas The Day

With an aim to ease the congestion in the Mumbai metropolitan region, the first phase, starting in December, will cost INR 600 crores and will cut the travel time between the two ends from two hours to just 70 minutes. The project is funded by the government and Thane Municipal Corporation is the likely choice as the implementing agency.

Since the Thane creek runs into the Arabian sea, the first phase of water transport was extended to Vasai and Mira Bhayander. This route is termed as National Waterway-53, says the report.

Phase Two of the project will be connecting Thane to Gateway of India, and Phase Three will connect Thane to CBD Sector 11.

So, We’re Saying…

It’s great news for all us commuters who travel long distances and at a very affordable cost of INR 29, it will be one of the cheapest modes of public transport that the city has experienced.