A New Ferry Service In Mumbai Will Soon Take You Across Parts Of The City In 10 Minutes

Bhavika posted on 24 August


According to this report by the Hindustan Times, Mumbai is set to get a ro-ro ferry service in 2018-19 that will cut down commute time from two hours to less than 10 minutes.

Row, Row, Row Your Car?

Ro-Ro is a ‘roll-on roll-off’ transport mode that will ferry people, bikes and cars along the Mumbai west coast. The project, which has been proposed by the Maharashtra Maritime Board has recently got the go-sign from the State Environment Impact Assessment Authority, and will be ready to hit the Mumbai waters in phases, starting from mid-2018, early 2019 and so forth.

The routes will be from Marve–Manori, Bhayander–Vasai, Borivali–Gorai, and Virar–Palghar. A single ro-ro will be able to carry about 50 passengers and 10 cars on it.

So, We're Saying...

People whose daily commute falls in any of the ro-ro routes will be lucky to have their travel time slashed by half {or more}.