Mumbai, referred to as an island city, is
spread over an area of 438 square kms. The location is ideal
for use of water transport as a mode of communication. It
is linearly spread along the Arabian Sea coast & is
also inside the bay.
Mumbai ranks sixth among world’s most populous urban
inhabitations with a population figure of about 14-15 million
in 2007. Today, just the commuters using the public and
private transport are 11million! Floating population figures
are an astounding 2 to 3 million!
The water bodies around Mumbai provide an excellent opportunity
to develop an eco-friendly and viable transport system.
The system, when implemented, will be on a sustainable basis
and at an affordable cost to the passengers.
The Government is seriously looking at water transport as
a revolutionary mass transport system - Passenger Water
Transport facility (PWT).