What is the news?
India’s First Water Taxi Service was inaugurated in Maharashtra.
What is the purpose of Water Taxi Service in Maharashtra?
The Water Taxi Service will connect the Navi Mumbai area to Mainland Mumbai.
It will operate on three routes: Belapur to Ferry Wharf – the domestic cruise terminal, Belapur to Elephanta Caves and Belapur to Jawaharlal Nehru Port(JNPT).
This project has been developed under the Sagarmala Project and the expenditure cost has been shared by both Center and State.
Note: In 1853, India’s first passenger train ran between Bori Bunder (Bombay) and Thane, a distance of 34 km.
Source: This post is based on the article “India’s first water taxi service inaugurated in Maharashtra” published in The Hindu on 18th Feb 2022