MMRDA proposes Ro-Ro Service from Ferry Wharf to Mandva

Mumbai, June 14, 2010: The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has proposed to commence the Ro-Ro (Roll over- Roll off) services from Ferry Wharf to Mandva very soon. The service will help the people to take their vehicles from Ferry Wharf to Mandva through a boat, thus reducing three hours to reach Mumbai-Goa-Highway.
The approval from the Government is expected soon, MMRDA has already started its research on the entire project.
The Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) has given a green signal to the project to construct a Passenger Terminal at Ferry Wharf. The present Waiting room at Ferry Wharf will be replaced by the proposed Passenger Terminal. Whereas, the RCF jetty will be used as a terminal at Mandva. The approval from Bombay Port Trust (BPT) board is expected soon. Recently the Chairman of BPT paid a visit to MMRDA to discuss and plan the upcoming Ro-Ro project.
“The Ferry service will provide faster connectivity to commuters travelling to Alibaug, Wadkhal Naka, heading towards Goa or Konkan. The work will commence as soon as the Government approves the project” said Mr. Ratnakar Gaikwad, Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA.
MMRDA has already started the study to identify the spots which require dredging for smooth functioning of the Ferry service. After developing the infrastructure MMRDA, will appoint the service providers for the operations.

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