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.
- 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