Will Mumbai Ever Get A Marina ?

When will Mumbai be home to a marina? That is a question which has been the focal point for the past decade in the leisure boating industry.  A point that has been much discussed and debated over.  Although it has been mentioned over the years, the information in recent news articles appears to be more consolidating. Rs 40 crore has been slotted as an initial investment on the Mumbai marina, which will have a parking space for 150 to 200 boats and yachts. Like its international counterparts, it will have fueling, repair and maintenance facilities. However, the complete plan envisions an international-class promenade, a marina, a floating hotel and restaurant, water sports, jetties and a Ferris Wheel on the lines of the London Eye along the 28-km coastline. At present, the land houses docks, warehouses, oil installations, tenant property, scrap yard and encroachments.

If you haven’t been following the news coverage, here are a few links to interesting information that’s been in print off late this year:

Port trust revives plan for marina off Princess and Victoria Docks
Manthan K Mehta, TNN | Oct 28, 2014, 10.40PM IST

Mumbai likely to get 400 hectares more for leisure and commerical activities
Manthan K Mehta, TNN | Oct 5, 2014, 11.21PM IST

Mumbai port to set up marina for expensive yachts
India TV reporter [ Updated 19 Aug 2013, 08:52:24 ]

New marina near Ferry Wharf on drawing board
TNN | Jan 17, 2014, 01.01AM IST

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