Mumbai-Navi Mumbai water taxi service starts from today; Check routes and fares

Navi Mumbai’s long-awaited water taxi service in Mumbai has started. The waterway will connect the taxi service to Nerul, Belapur and Elephanta Islands.

Speedboats can take around 30 minutes to reach Bhaucha Dhakka in South Mumbai from Belapur in Navi Mumbai. The catamaran service can take up to 45-50 minutes on the same water taxi route.

Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal today announced the water taxi service in the presence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.

“The water taxi services between Belapur Jetty and the Port of Mumbai Domestic Cruise Terminal will reduce the journey time between Navi Mumbai and South Mumbai from 1.5 hours to 30 minutes; service to reduce road traffic congestion, encourage the use of Mumbai Port for transportation,” Sonowal said.

Domestic Cruise Terminal (DCT) to Belapur: ₹1,210.

From DCT to Dharamtar: ₹2,000; Duration: 55 mins.

From DCT to JNPT: ₹200; Duration: 20 mins.

From DCT to Karanja: ₹1,200; Duration: 45 mins.

Fares are for shared taxis. People can also book individual taxis for special occasions. A monthly pass to travel from DCT to Belapur will cost Rs 12,000, The Times of India reported.

For more booking details, you can visit Infinity Harbor official website.

Step 1: Select the water taxi route from the options provided.

Step 2: Select the seat of your choice.

Step 3: Pay via one-click payment option or by credit/debit card or net banking.

Arrive 30 minutes before departure time.

Boarding gates will close 10 minutes before departure.

All passengers must carry a valid photo ID.

Masks are mandatory and social distancing must be maintained throughout the trip.

Tickets are not transferable and will only be valid on the date of travel and only for the departure slot reserved.

Tickets for passengers arriving after the departure time will be automatically canceled without refund.

Smoking/spitting/chewing/tobacco is strictly prohibited on the boat.

Weapons, flammable liquids, alcohol, drugs, explosives, corrosives, weapons and ammunition and other restricted items are prohibited.

Life jackets are mandatory and crew instructions must be followed at all times.

The use of drugs and alcohol on the ship or on terminal premises is strictly prohibited.

Luggage of 10 kg per passenger is allowed, additional luggage will be charged at Rs 1,000 per kg.

(Edited by : Thomas Abraham)

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