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In a bid to foster multimodal connectivity across the city, the Mumbai Port Trust has tabled a bunch of projects to ensure bolstered infrastructure growth here. Proposed under the banner of the Gati Shakti Scheme, these plans aim to link two key features of the agenda, i.e cargo and sea tourism and build new amenities for the same. Reportedly, the installation of an Internation Cruise Terminal, a waterfront, a ro-pax terminal and the world's longest sea ropeway, among other provisions, are included within its scope.
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Raw, sashimi-styled, flash-fried, or chopped up, a Sushi serving never fails to activate our salivary glands. This decadent dish has made its way to the cosmopolitan city of Mumbai and clearly won over the hearts of locals. Over the course of time, a string of sushi joints have cropped up in the city, ushering oriental delights in the city of dreams. So here are 7 eateries in Mumbai that have 'shrimply' the best sushis, guaranteeing you a riveting ride through the Tuna-verse!

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A premium retail unit of Reliance Industries, the "Jio World Drive" Mall is set to open soon in the commercial hotspot of Mumbai's Bandra Kurla Complex. According to a press release issued on Thursday, the mall will span across an area of 17.5 acres and once ready, it will be the first rooftop drive-in theatre in the city. Reportedly, the mall complex will house around 72 international and Indian brands, 27 culinary outlets serving cuisines from around the world, along with an open-air weekend community market space and pet-friendly services.

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The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) has stepped into the foray of International and Domestic Cruise Business to tap on a new segment of the tourism industry. As per reports, the IRCTC is offering a host of curated cruise packages from Mumbai to various locations along the coastal stretch of South and West India.

A maiden move, these packages are set to attract the domestic market, including potential outbound passengers, and get them to sail away from the harbour. As per reports, pre-booking for October, November and December 2021, has already started on the IRCTC official tourism website.

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What once stood as a neglected dump stretch at Mahim, is now a swanky new beach in Mumbai city. Built on a budget of 4 crores, the 'Mahim Beach Beautification Projet' was inaugurated today. This seafront is the first of its kind in Mumbai and has a 30-meter-tall beach watchtower, which serves as the vantage point for the picturesque Bandra Worli Sea Link and the stunning Mumbai skyline in the vicinity.

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The Mumbai skyline today boasts of high rise buildings amid an urban setting but the erstwhile image of the sprawling region stands in a colossally different contrast. An archipelago of 7 islands, Mumbai was inhabited by fishermen communities in the 16th-century and even then, the Kolis came here first. Known as the original residents of Bombay, this community is about 500 years old!

A legacy that has survived through the centuries despite being largely forgotten, the Koli fishermen community lives on to occupy small, hidden pockets across Mumbai, from Worli and Dongri to Vasai. Named after them, these wards of the Koli residents are called Koliwadas, which literally mean 'home that opens to the sea.'

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Surrounded by various flower shops, one can catch a glimpse of the Mumba Devi Temple within the congested Zaveri Bazaar. Said to be built first in 1675, this temple was initially located at the Bori Bunder creek against the north wall of Fort St. George. With various legends and myths around its destruction, the actual facts remain unknown to this day. The temple was reconstructed at its present location in Bhuleshwar in the year 1737, dedicated to the Goddess Mumba, who is regarded as the guardian of this region by its inhabitants.

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The travel and tourism industry has fallen prey to the pandemic-induced lockdowns and curfews in the entire country. But with the passing of time, people are settling with the 'new normal' and moving towards travelling domestically as well as abroad. According to a research by Booking.com, Maharashtra's Mumbai and Lonavala alongside Rajasthan's Jaipur and Udaipur, are among the top 10 most searched domestic vacation destinations in India.

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The David Sassoon Library in Mumbai was the first building to come up on the southern end of the Esplanade. Standing on the Mahatma Gandhi Road, one of the oldest yet functional libraries in Mumbai, is named after David Sassoon, the famous Baghdadi philanthropist. It was mainly because of his donations that the building was completed in the year 1870.

Owing to its prime location, this library is frequented by people of all ages. According to the Heritage Regulations of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation (1995), the library has been listed under Grade 'A' Heritage Structure within the 'Fort Precinct' and 'Museum Sub-Precinct'.

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Interweaving diverse cultures from geographies across the world, the cosmopolitan city of Mumbai encapsulates a number of historic marvels. Amidst a string of heritage buildings, the Shaar Harahamim Synagogue stands as a striking testament to the times that were marked by a growth of the Jewish population in India. Claimed to be the oldest synagogue in Mumbai, the structure was established in 1796, when the Jews formed an organised community in the city.

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The Brihanmumbai Municipal corporation in Mumbai has converted the Mahim Reti Bunder into an accessible open space in Mumbai. The beachfront which was being used as a dumpyard, has now been revamped into a clean and scenic spot in the Mahim suburbs. As per reports, the port boasts of a new layer of clean sand, benches, outdoor equipment for exercising and a watchtower that looks over the vast stretch of the sea ahead.

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