Mum to get first bus that runs on water

July 17, 2014

The Times of India (Delhi)
Road transport and shipping minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said that Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Mumbai will get the first bus that can run on water surface, a move that will push more tourism activities in ports.Only few days back he had talked of floating hotels, a ferris wheel and marinas and jetties to promote intra-city water transport in Mumbai.Sources said that there are a few international spots where such buses ply on water only for a short distance and is a major tourist attraction. “The feasibility of this project will be studied. Usually, such services are offered by private players. We can facilitate for such a project,“ said a shipping ministry official. He admitted that the matter recently came up for discussion.
JNPT officials were not available for comment. TNN