The Mumbai International Cruise Terminal, the iconic sea cruise terminal under construction at BPX-Indira Dock, will be commissioned by July 2024.
The terminal will have a capacity of handling 200 ships and one million passengers per annum. Out of the total project cost of Rs 495 crore, Rs 303 crores will be incurred by Mumbai Port Authority and the remaining by private operators.
The first-of-its-kind iconic sea cruise terminal in India, with a total construction area of 4.15 lakh square feet, will have 22 elevators, ten escalators and multi-storied car parking for 300 cars. Two cruise ships will be able to berth at a time on the dock.
“Domestic and international cruising is expected to be the main activity at Mumbai Port in the coming days. The Mumbai Port Authority is laying a special focus on cruise tourism, passenger transportation and ship repair,” Rajiv Jalota, Chairperson of Mumbai Port Authority, said.
“A Cruise Conference is being planned to showcase India as a cruise destination, with an aim to establish ports like Mumbai, Goa, Kochi and ports on the east coast as cruise hubs of the nation,” he added.