Ferry services between Navi Mumbai and Mumbai soon, RORO and ROPax services to follow next

The Maharashtra government intends to cut down on commuting time between the two island cities, and in doing so, evenly distribute the traffic between rail, road and sea.

Ferry services between Navi Mumbai and Mumbai soon, RORO and ROPax services to follow next
The ferry services will connect Mumbai with Navi Mumbai and Thane. (Image used for representation)

Navi Mumbai / Mumbai: You will be able to take a ferry to Mumbai and ride along the cool waves on your way to work or back very soon. The state government has finalised commencement of ferry services between. Navi Mumbai and Mumbai, work on which has almost been completed.

Officials of Mumbai Port Trust shared that the idea of starting ferry services between the two cities is to cut down on rail and road traffic, which takes a toll on both people and environment. So, the waterway will help minimise traffic and also help citizens save on commuting time, which will also help significantly in increasing their productivity at work.

The starting point of the ferry services will be the Princess Dock, Mazgaon, Mumbai, with checkpoints in Vashi, Airoli, Nerul, Thane (Meeth Bunder) and the end point in Belapur.

The estimated travelling duration of the ferry between Navi Mumbai and Mumbai will be of one hour, give or take.

The waterway is being envisioned as a major mode of transportation in future between Navi Mumbai, Mumbai, and Thane.

Following next, plans for starting Ro-Ro and RoPax services between Navi Mumbai and Mumbai, on the same water route, are also in the final stages, and services shall commence soon.

What are Ro-Ro and RoPax services, planned between Navi Mumbai and Mumbai?

Ro-Ro ferry services (short for ‘Roll-on, Roll-off’) are used for transporting heavy equipment, trucks and small sized ships. The name is derived from the manner of loading and unloading of cargo, which is rolling in or out.

On the other hand, RoPax services are used for transporting passengers, private cars and commercial vehicles.

While the news about ferry services in Navi Mumbai, has got many excited, some residents feel that it will take a long time. The fact that plans for such services have been announced in the past too, in 2016, and nothing materialises, for whotsoever reasons.

Last Updated on March 1, 2021 by lp@admin

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