Mumbai Port will be investing Rs.225 crore to build a modern passenger terminal that can cater to cruise ships.
¨We have identified cruise shipping as a focus area, which can help the city as well. We will soon be floating tenders for a passenger terminal which will be built on a PPP model,¨ Mumbai Port Trust chairman Sanjay Bhatia said.
The cost of the project is Rs.225 crore, he said, adding that the earlier estimate was Rs.130 crore. Work on the terminal, which is supposed to resemble an airport and also have the capacity to handle the thousands of estimated passengers disembarking from a single ship, will be over in the next two years, Bhatia said.