Mumbai is one of the most densely populated cities in not just the country but the entire world. Hence, it is no news that the roads and the public transport is pretty crammed up here. So when we hear news about a new means of transportation, it is pretty obvious that we'll be ecstatic.
After a short delay, Mumbai will finally get its first ever Ro-Ro ship by the end of January. The ship will ferry passengers, cars and busses across the water, connecting Mumbai to Navi Mumbai and other areas.
What's the update?
Mumbai's first ever Ro-Ro ship was expected to be in Mumbai and operational by the end of December but a delay from Greece caused the shipment delay. The vessel will not only be able to carry passengers but also cars and busses.
The passenger capacity on regular days would be around 1000, while during bad weather conditions, the vessel would be able to carry 500 passengers. Interestingly, it can also carry several busses and over 200 cars at the same time!
What does it mean?
Once operational, the Ro-Ro will not only help in decluttering the traffic but also provide for a faster and easier means of transportation to the people. Meaning it would give people another option and open up another route for connecting the areas.
With the Ro-Ro ship in operation, trips to the Balaji temple in Nerul, D Y Patil Stadium, Wonder Park and Thane Creek will take less than half the time!
The Ro-Ro ship is sure to solve a few of our traffic woes and provide with a faster mode of transportation. We just cannot wait to be ferried across the water and hope that the ship starts operations soon enough. Plus, who would say no to stunning sea pictures on social media?!