Mumbai - Construction work has commenced on a new cruise terminal at India’s Mumbai Port, which is being built with an investment of around Rs3bn ($47m). The terminal is set to be completed by June next year. The new facility will comprise a total area of 415,000ft2 and will be able to handle 200 ships and up to 700,000 passengers annually.
It will also replace the port’s current 40,000ft² facility, which received a total of 55 cruise ships carrying approximately 57,000 passengers between November and March last year.
Mumbai Port operator Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) chairman Sanjay Bhatia was quoted by Indian Express as saying: “We will reduce traffic congestion on roads by starting an 8km sea route. Trucks will be transported from JNPT to MbPT on barges and cargo stored in warehouses in the port. The new terminal will be the size of the domestic airport terminal and have all the facilities.”