Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation and Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra inaugurated the new domestic cruise terminal in Mumbai. They also flagged off the Mumbai-Goa cruise service 'Angriya'. This cruise service will sail to Goa three days a week. Speaking on the occasion the minister said this would give a new dimension to cruise services and help expand its horizons in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Kerala. The new domestic cruise terminal in Mumbai is centrally air-conditioned, with façade lighting and it will cater to mid-size cruise vessels with a carrying capacity of 300–400 passengers which would operate from Mumbai to Goa.
The domestic cruise sector will provide employment opportunities to 2.5 lakh youth in next five years informed Nitin Gadkari and added that in the next ten years it will cater to nearly 30 lakh passengers from Mumbai. The Minister also said that works to the tune of Rs. 2.5 lakh crore have been earmarked for ports under the Sagarmala project.
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