Your wait for the much awaited ‘roll on roll off’ (RoRo) ferry services is going to get stretched. This is because, the vessels required to be ferrying passengers and vehicles between Ferry Wharf (Bhaucha Dhaka) in Mazgaon to Mandwa jetty near Alibaug are yet to reach Mumbai.
According to Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB) that is executing the Rs 150 crore jointly along with Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT), one such vessel that will be used is expected to reach Mumbai from by this week, later trial runs will be carried along with getting sea worthiness certificate.
An MbPT official said, “There will be two vessels that the operator will be using for plying between Mumbai and Mandwa. However, one such vessel has reached near Mumbai and should be reaching MbPT within next two days. But this particular vessel will be available only for next three months, and later other vessels are expected to come.
WHY WAIT LONGER?
The vessels required to be ferrying passengers and vehicles between Ferry Wharf (Bhaucha Dhaka) in Mazgaon to Mandwa jetty are yet to reach city
One such vessel that will be used in ferrying is expected to reach the city by this week, a Maharashtra Maritime Board official said