Mumbai to Alibaug ferry cuts travel time to half between the two destinations.
It’s finally here. The Mumbai to Alibaug ferry, which had been suspended last September, is ready to set sail again. Ro-Ro Ferry (roll on/roll off) transports not just passangers but also cars, bikes, and buses from Mumbai’s Mazgaon port (Bhaucha Dhakka) to Alibaug’s Mandwa port–about 20 km from the main Alibaug city.
Started in October 2017, the services were suspended due to heavy siltation in the Narmada river. And after almost six months, the Ro-Ro Ferry is good to go while the authorities haven’t given a date yet, it should re-launch in about three weeks. The three-hour drive from South or Central Mumbai to Alibaug will be shortened to one hour, excluding docking time. Of course, the views one gets are an added bonus on this ride.
No timings have been released, but it will be a 24 hour service; and can carry up to 1,500 people, 200 cars, and 18 buses. There will be three classes to choose from for the passengers, general, AC, and luxury. The tickets for these are priced at Rs 220, Rs 330, and Rs 550, respectively. And there are three separate categories for transporting your cars, based on their size: Rs 1,100, Rs 1,500, and Rs 1,900.
The Ghoga-Dahej ferry has been purchased from Greece. It has a speed of 15 knots, and is 95 metres long and 18 metres wide. The journey aboard this vessel will also be a major travel advantage for people journeying from Mumbai to Goa or Konkan.