In the coming years, Mumbaikars will soon have a place for their quintessential staycation–a little hard to imagine for anybody who’s lived here long enough to know there isn’t space for anything new unless we destroy something old. To escape the bustling side of Mumbai, The Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) is currently under talks to develop a ‘tourist village’ next to the proposed Marina, inside the port land premises. This new concept has stemmed out of the idea of having a weekend getaway spot within a city itself, to avoid traveling far away to hill stations or into other cities.
This tourist village and Marina will be cover about 2-3 hectares of the portland area. According to the report by DNA, MbPT plans on constructing this wonderland starting from the southern end of the docks, situated close to the current International Cruise Terminal. Next to it will be the Marina, followed by the Tourist village.
“While the revamped international cruise terminal will be open for Mumbaikars only when it is vacant of cruise liners, here the Tourist Village will be available for people to relax around the year,” said an MbPT official.
Not only that but they also plan of constructing a Passenger Ferry Service that will connect Nerul and Mandwa, thus providing an easy access to the Tourist Village. As per the report, this unique village will also have mini amusement parks for children to enjoy, while the adults relax in restaurants and other attractions by the waterfront.
Even though we are well aware of the fact that MbPT will spend a few years to construct Mumbai’s new staycation destination, if it gets confirmed at all, we can’t wait to see how it all unfolds for residents and the tourists in the city.
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Read DNA’s full report here