Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) has decided to overhaul the international cruise terminal as part of its port land development project. The development project proposes to commercially exploit 400 hectares of the 710-hectare MbPT land. A land development committee under Rani Jadhav, set up by the ministry of shipping and ports, has recommended converting the waterfront into a vibrant zone with a world-class promenade, a marina, a floating restaurant and a Ferris Wheel on the lines of the London Eye along the 28-km coastline.
“We will take baby steps in the land development project. To begin with, we will revamp the international cruise terminal. Also, one berth in the terminal will be reserved only for passenger cruises,” said Sanjay Bhatia, MbPT chairman. He added that the development plan will be finalized within 10 months. “We hope to execute the plan in two-four years.” After the terminal revamp, the MbPT will focus on setting up a marina outside Victoria and Princess Docks or inside Princess Dock.