Manifold water front development project coming up at Mumbai Port

Nitin Gadkari , Union Minister for Shipping, Road Transport & Highways, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, to inaugurate two floating restaurants under the ongoing water front development work of Mumbai Port in Mumbai on 17th November 2018. It was announced by a press release by the Ministry of Shipping.

Nitin Gadkari

The Minister will also launch the Access Control and Radio-Frequency Identification System (RFID) as well as development of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Invitation of tenders for Mumbai-Elephanta Ropeway and a Super Specialty Hospital at the Port also will be initiated by the minister.

The two Floating Restaurants have the capacity to accommodate 475 persons each. Licenses have been awarded for three floating restaurants – two at the sea off Gateway of India and one at the sea off Girgaum Chowpatty.  These will be available for family functions, corporate or specialized events, public meets etc.

Floating Restaurant

The restaurants have been registered with Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB) for safety and security. Sea-worthiness, life-saving appliances and firefighting equipment have been surveyed and tested. The restaurants carry 500 life-jackets and 24 life-rafts and buoyant apparatus, and are equipped with 2 VHF, 1 Radar, eco-sounder, GPS and AIS for monitoring ship movements.

Once completed, The Mumbai-Elephanta Ropeway will be the world’s longest ropeway over sea with approximately 8 kms length. It will be built at a height of 50 to 125 metres above the sea level on European standards with state-of-the-art features. Total travel time will be 16 minutes from one end to the other. Around 36 gondolas can be deployed on the ropeway at a time. The Project has been envisaged at a cost Rs.800 crores. The project is expected to be completed August, 2022.

The Super Specialty Hospital with 600 beds capacity will provide improved health facilities to 75000 port employees and dependents and 1.3 crore population in the catchment area by converting the present port hospital into World-class Super Specialty hospital on PPP basis. Cost of the project is estimated to be Rs 693 Crores.

Mumbai Port Trust’s new Eastern Water Front will have an iconic building as its seaside terminal, a domestic cruise terminal, a skating rink, Ro Pax, seaside restaurant and walkway, amphitheatre and marina.

The Access Control System (Indoor & Outdoor) for visitors, employees and vehicles is designed and programmed to retrieve visitor information.  Visitor and Vehicle Management System will be in place with online/office visitor and vehicle registration. RFID enabled, multi-purpose cards are configured to track visitors and vehicles, attendance recording, identity card, etc.

For development of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), M/s Tech Mahindra has been engaged for adoption of information technology within port operations to reduce turnaround time. It is aimed at removing paper-based workflows currently in the system to increase efficiency, common reporting and monitoring to make cost and budget control easy, and unification of computerized operations from staggered mode to an integrated functioning.