A water taxi service has been successfully launched in the south of Mumbai, Maharashtra. This water taxi sailed from Ferry Wharf Domestic Cruise Terminal in Mazgaon to Mandwa Jetty, adjacent to Alibaug, on November 1. This sweeping vehicle addressed as Nayan XI, administered by Nayantara Shipping Private Limited has been constructed in Goa and it only showed up in Mumbai, at the beginning of November, this year. By Shrestha Purkayastha
The water taxi service has been successfully conducting trials in Mumbai
Right from the time, this interesting water taxi service made its way to Mumbai, this raft has been testing to make sure a flowing journey is conducted. The carrier attempted six trips in total, three from each side. According to the water taxi operator of Nayantara Shipping Private Limited, nearly 60 people have gone for the ride so far.
The newly launched water taxi can accommodate 200 people at one go
This vehicle holds an accommodation of 200 people. The division counts a seating capacity of 60 on the upper deck and 140 on the lower deck. A total of INR 400 is charged for the lower deck and INR 450 for the upper deck. The calculated time of journey from the Domestic Cruise Terminal (DTC) to Mundwa Jetty (Alibaug) is close to 40 minutes.
This modernised transportation is charged with all the upgraded facilities
This transport is entirely air-conditioned with the upper deck comprising two washrooms and the lower deck comprising four washrooms in total. Even though the speed can escalate up to 22 knots, it will continue to navigate at 15 knots. The 2-750 HP Volvo Penta high-speed engine is the explanation behind its speed. According to the director of Nayantara Shipping Private Limited, Captain Rohit Sinha, the vehicle has got all the right reasons to take pride in its navigation technology, starting with the fire sensors to the safety sprinkler systems.
How to book the water taxi service
Passengers and travellers willing to take this ride can proceed to book their tickets and land all the additional information here.
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