Maharashtra to promote backwater tourism soon

  • Backwater

    Maharashtra tourism is about to add another feather to its cap! Once the Bombay High Court permits, you will have another beautiful destination to explore during the long weekends.

    The Government of Maharashtra has developed plans to create its own backwater property. The expansive stretch of Marve-Manori-Gorai coastline has been designated to serve the purpose. It is the upshot of an inspiration drawn from the beautiful backwaters of Kerala.

    Essentially aimed to boost Maharashtra tourism, the project goes far ahead to serve more purposes. Firstly, the regular commuters in this area will have a second option of commute apart from the usual road drive. This will likewise, automatically, cut down on the total time taken to travel from one end to the other. Also as the route is scenic, the project is expected to draw attention of travellers in general which is good for the health of the tourism of the state. Moreover, the project entails a Roll-on Roll-off (Ro-Ro) ferry service.

    To get it started, the foundation stone of the first jetty at Marve was laid down to provide the Ro-Ro ferry service on the Marve-Manori-Gorai coastline. It is worth mentioning that the ferry service will be plying in the following areas - Borivli to Gorai; Bhayander to Vasai; Versova and Naringi in Virar to Kharwadashri; and Tembhi Kodave in Palghar. And the service has been scheduled to commence in the month of May next year (2018).

    Author : Satarupa Hajra