India’s first water taxi service inaugurated in Maharashtra

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  • February 18, 2022
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India’s first water taxi service inaugurated in Maharashtra

Part of: Prelims and GS-III Infrastructure 

Context: India’s first water taxi service was inaugurated in Maharashtra which connects the Navi Mumbai area to mainland Mumbai. 

Key takeaways 

  • Maharashtra’s Chief Minister inaugurated the Belapur jetty while Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways.
  • The Rs. 8.37-crore project will presently operate on three routes and the State and the Centre have shared the expenditure. 
  • The three routes include Belapur to Ferry Wharf – the domestic cruise terminal, Belapur to Elephanta Caves and Belapur to JNPT.
  • In the initial stage, seven speedboats will run on these routes. 
  • The ease of transport is a key factor for investors to set up businesses in the region.

Do you know?

  • India’s first train ran between Mumbai and Thane and it expanded throughout the country gradually. 

News Source: TH

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