All about CIDCO’s ferry service between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai

What is Mumbai-Navi Mumbai water taxi?

A Navi Mumbai to Mumbai boat was plan to minimize travel time and the burden on road and railway transit from Navi Mumbai to Mumbai. The CIDCO Water Taxi Mumbai to Navi Mumbai service is what it’s call. CIDCO’s water taxi Mumbai-Navi Mumbai would run between Bhaucha Dhakka (Ferry Wharf) in south Mumbai and Nerul in Navi Mumbai, covering the 11-nautical-mile route in 30-45 minutes.


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The Mumbai-Navi Mumbai water taxi service has begun

On February 17, 2022, Union Shipping Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has launch the Water taxi Mumbai-Navi Mumbai service.

Mumbai Eastern Waterfront project, the CIDCO water taxi Mumbai to Navi Mumbai is being created on the Panvel creek. Just beyond the NRI Complex at Nerul lies the Nerul Passenger Water Transport Terminal. In October 2021, the Maharashtra Maritime Board held a trail race.

Mumbai-Navi Mumbai water taxi prices

With so many operators, the water taxi Mumbai-Navi Mumbai fares are fairly competitive. One Mumbai water taxi operator would charge Rs 290 per month for the same trip from DCT to Belapur. While another Mumbai water taxi operator will demand Rs 12,000 per month.

Water taxi Mumbai prices would be charge at Rs 45 per minute each customer by Infinity Harbour Services LLP, one of the water taxi Navi Mumbai companies. The cost of the Navi Mumbai to Mumbai ferry is project to be between Rs 1,200 and 1,500 per passenger, while the cost of the JNPT boat is expect to be about Rs 750.

Infinity Harbour Services LLP currently operates four water taxi Mumbai vessels, including a 50-seater, a 40-seater, a 32-seater, and a 14-seater, all of which can travel at speeds of up to 25 knots. International Cruise Terminal to Elephanta, Domestic Cruise Terminal to Rewas, Karanjade, Dharamtar, Domestic Cruise Terminal to Belapur, Nerul, Vashi, and Airoli, and DCT to Khanderi islands and JNPT have all been assign by the government. At Vashi and Airoli, jetties have yet to be construct. From DCT to Navi Mumbai, these boats will take less than 30 minutes, but a cab would take anything from 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes.

Mumbai-Navi Mumbai water taxi location

Water taxi Mumbai will be operational from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for 330 days a year, with services interrupted during the monsoon.

Churchgate, CST, Nariman Point, Gateway of India, DCT, Dockyard, Belapur, Nerul, and JNPT are among the locations where Infinity Harbour Services LLP is trying to provide last-mile connection with Mumbai water taxi by supplying pool cabs. On a share-a-cab basis, a modest fee of Rs 20 to Rs 30 would be levied each passenger. Tickets for the Navi Mumbai water taxi must be purchase in advance at Seats for the Navi Mumbai water taxi must be reserve a day in advance.

DCT to Kanhoji Angre Islands, DCT to Rewas Karanja, and DCT to JNPT, Nerul, and Belapur are the three routes offer by West Coast Marine. Which has also been grants a license to run the Mumbai water taxi service. Navi Mumbai water taxi includes three vessels that can transport 12 to 20 people. Water taxi Mumbai costs for the Mumbai-JNPT route would be Rs 800 per person and will take up to 20 minutes from DCT, while water taxi Mumbai rates for Mumbai Belapur will be Rs 1,100 per passenger and will take 35 minutes. Water taxi Mumbai charges would be Rs 1,000 per person, and the business has asked for a license to operate on the DCT Nerul route, which will take 30 minutes.

All about CIDCO's ferry service between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai

Mumbai’s water taxi industry is growing

Terminals and other infrastructure for water taxi Mumbai have been jointly built by the Mumbai Port Trust, CIDCO, and the Maharashtra Maritime Board at Bhaucha Dhakka (Thane creek). Nerul (Navi Mumbai), and Mandwa (Alibaug) as part of the development of the internal water transport plan of water taxi Mumbai.

Benefits of a Navi Mumbai water taxi

The opening of the Nerul Passenger Water Terminal will relieve traffic congestion on highways and trains. The CIDCO Mumbai water taxi service would be able to transport up to 300 people at a time.

The Nerul Passenger Water Terminal, which is being built on Panvel Creek as part of the Eastern Waterfront project. Will relieve traffic congestion on roads and railways. People in Navi Mumbai will have an alternative mode of transportation to south Mumbai with water taxi Navi Mumbai, CIDCO’s vice president and managing director.

This Isn’t the First Time Mumbai-Navi Mumbai Water Taxi Has Been Use

The CIDCO water taxi Mumbai, which connects Navi Mumbai and Mumbai, is not the city’s first water taxi. CIDCO, along with Mahindra & Mahindra and IL&FS, introduced hovercraft services from Juhu Chowpatty and Belapur to Mumbai in 1996. The initial Mumbai water taxi took 40 minutes, whereas the latter Mumbai water taxi took close to an hour. The water taxi Mumbai charges were initially set at Rs 100 each journey, which was seen to be excessive at the time. The project was shut down in 1998.

Key Points to Note

  • The cost each participant would be between Rs 800 and Rs 2,200.
  • When booking in bulk, rates will be reduce to Rs 500 per person.
  • It would take 40 minutes to get from JNPT to Bhaucha Dhakka.
  • It will take 30 minutes to drive from Belapur to Bhaucha Dhakka.
  • Belapur, Nerul, Vashi, and Airoli will be among the stops in Navi Mumbai.

Other projects with water taxis

The Maharashtra Maritime Board’s (MMB) proposed passenger jetties at Kelwa and Kharekuran.  Ro-Ro jetty at Kharwadashri in Palghar and Thane districts, were recently allow by the Bombay High Court. This was authorize after the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA). The State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) both approve the project. Due to the certainty that the project will cause very little loss of mangroves.




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