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Navi Mumbai soon get Maharashtra's first harbour

  • Navi Mumbai might soon get Maharashtra's first harbour to park boats and yachts and a waterfront to promote social activity on its coast. So far, Kerala is the only state in the country, which has its own marina at Kochi.
  • Despite having a 150km coastline, Navi Mumbai has not been able to develop a waterfront similar to Marine Drive, Chowpatty, Haji Ali, Worli Sea Face, Bandra Bandstand, Juhu Beach or Versova in Mumbai. Speaking to AIR, Chief Public Relation Officer of City and Industrial Development Corporation’s Dr. Ninave said waterfronts are popular public spaces and the idea is to develop social and cultural activity at these waterfronts and attract tourists. 
  • In the past few years, there has been a rise in the number of boat owners in Mumbai. However, lack of parking facilities has become a major problem. With its alignment, the Navi Mumbai coast can prove to be a good location for marina and waterfront development. This, in turn, could boost tourism.


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