Commuting from the southern tip of Mumbai to its northern suburbs would now take just 25 minutes and the hassle would be greatly reduced. The Water Taxi service, all of which will start operating this month, will not only reduce travel times but also improve connectivity in a city that sees congested traffic and excessive public transport. crowded every day. The taxi service will connect Navi Mumbai’s Nerul, Belapur and JNPT with the Domestic Cruise Terminal in Mumbai’s south Mazgaon.
Infinity Port Services Company, one of the water taxi operators, said that Prime Minister Modi will launch a taxi service this month. A monthly pass will also be offered.
According to a recent report, routes have been allocated by the government, including International Marina to Elephanta, Domestic Marina (DCT) to Rewas, Dharamtar, Karanjade, Inland Marina to Belapur, Nerul, Airoli, Vashi, Khanderi Islands, and Jawaharlal Nehru Gate (JNPT), for different operators.
These high-speed AC boats are expected to offload local trains and public transport, and most importantly, be able to run in all weather, says Port Services company Infinity. . Currently, road and rail are the only modes of transport between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai.
The water taxi will take about 25 minutes one way, significantly reducing the commute time on about 30 km.