With an aim to provide hassle-free connectivity between South Mumbai and Navi Mumbai, the government is all set to introduce a water taxi services from the Domestic Cruise Terminal at Ferry Wharf.
The report further states that the routes have been allotted by the government including DCT to Khanderi Islands, Nerul, Dharamtar, Rewas, Airoli, Dharamtar, Karanjade, and Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT), to various operators.
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.