The new Mumbai International Cruise Terminal in Bombay India, coming up at BPX-Indira Dock, is due to be commissioned by July 2024.
The project cost is Rs 495 crore (USD 65,135416 million), out of which, Rs 303 crore (US$39,870770M) is to be incurred by Mumbai Port Authority with the remaining by private operators.
The cruise terminal will boast a capacity of handling 200 ships and 10 lakh (100 000) passengers per year. A couple of cruise ships will be able to berth simultaneously on the dock. The new terminal will have a total of 10 escalators, 22 elevators, and multi-storied car parking for 300 cars.
According to Chairperson, Mumbai Port Authority, Rajiv Jalota, domestic and international cruising was 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."
Jalota added that a conference was being planned to showcase India as a destination for cruises, with the aim of establishing ports like Mormugao/Goa, Cochin, Mumbai, and east-coast India cruise ports.
Jalota was addressing the media in Mumbai on the occasion of the completion of 7 years of Sagarmala, the flagship program of the Government of India for port-led development of the nation.
Sagarmala is aimed at bringing about a step-change in the country’s logistics sector performance, via unlocking the potential of the coastline and waterways.