Written by Neeraj Tiwari
| Mumbai |
Printed: February 18, 2020 2:25:11 am
Passengers planning to make use of Mumbai’s first Roll-on/roll-off (Ro-Ro) ferry between Mumbai and Alibaug may have the choice of choosing from three totally different courses of providers.
As per info offered by the Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB), the three courses are basic, air-conditioned and luxurious. The fares, which have been finalised on Monday, will likely be Rs 220 for basic class, Rs 330 for AC class and Rs 550 for the posh class. Automotive fares are additionally categorised into three slabs, relying on the dimensions of the automobiles — Rs 1,100, Rs 1,500 and Rs 1,900.
The ferry, at present named M2M1, has been bought from Greece and has the capability to hold 1,500 folks and 200 vehicles. It’s 95 metres lengthy and 18 metres large, with a pace of 15 knots.
“The date of the inaugural run will likely be declared as soon as customized responsibility is paid and the flag-change ceremony is completed,” a Maharashtra Maritime Board official mentioned.
The service will likely be a serious time saver for folks travelling from South Mumbai to Goa or Konkan. A street journey from Mumbai until Alibaug takes about three.30 hours. The ferry, in the meantime, takes about an hour.
In 2016, the then Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had carried out a bhoomi pujan of the RO-RO jetty in Mazgaon, and development was to be completed by March 2018. Nevertheless, attributable to tepid response from contractors and ferry operators, the undertaking was delayed.
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