Ferry service launched between Mumbai and Mandwa

A roll on-roll/roll-off-cum passenger ferry service between Mumbai and Mandwa near Alibaug, was launched on Sunday in the presence of Union Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya and Maharashtra port and maritime board officials. The vessel, built in Greece, can carry 200 cars and 1,000 passengers, and is capable of plying even during monsoon, officials said. “It can reach speeds of 14 knots and will complete the 18-kilometre sea journey between 45 minutes and an hour. The road distance between Mumbai and Mandwa is 110 kilometres and can take anything between three to four hours,” an official said. While Mumbai Port Trust built the jetty facilities at Ferry Wharf at a cost of Rs.31 crore, the RO-RO jetty and terminal at Mandwa have been built by Maharashtra Maritime Board at a cost of Rs.135 crore.

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