India’s first water taxi service


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    • India’s first water taxi service was inaugurated in Maharashtra.

    Key Facts

    • The ?8.37-crore project has shared expenditures from the State and Centre and will currently operate in three routes.
    • The three routes include
      • Belapur to Ferry Wharf (the domestic cruise terminal)
      • Belapur to Elephanta Caves
      • Belapur to JNPT
    • It will provide faster connectivity between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai.
    • The ease of transport is a key factor for investors to set up businesses in the region.
    • The Centre’s Sagarmala project is aimed at providing better facilities to the people in the coastal region. 

    Source: TH