Mumbai: The water transport services project
on the west and east coast of Mumbai will be a reality by June
2014, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar told the
assembly on Monday while presenting the budget.
Pawar, who is also the state finance minister said that
infrastructure development under Nariman Point-Borivali west
coast water transport project with estimated cost of Rs 750 cr
would be undertaken jointly by the state government, Mumbai
Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and City and
Industrial development corporation (CIDCO).
The East coast water transport project from Nerul to
South Mumbai and further to Mandwa in Raigad district will be
implemented on "Built Operate and Transfer" (BOT) mode by the
Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC).
Both these projects are expected to be completed by June
2014, he said.
"As a result, fast, cheaper and environment friendly
passenger transport facility will be available," he added.
Under the project, government agencies will build
infrastructure like jetties and passenger facilities while
private party will operate the ferry services.