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Nitin Gadkari wants Mumbai port to become cruise tourism hub

  • Dream Cruise, Nitin Gadkari, Devendra Fadnavis, biggest cruise ship
    Dream cruises anchored in the city harbor in Mumbai

    Union shipping minister Nitin Gadkari urged private port operators to create necessary arrangements for catering to passengers, pointing out to the prospects of cruise tourism in the country.

  • Dream Cruise, Nitin Gadkari, Devendra Fadnavis, biggest cruise ship
    Nitin Gadkari with Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and his wife Amruta

    “We have taken a decision to have passenger terminals at all major ports to cater to cruise tourists. There are over 200 private and minor ports in the country and I would also request them to have such facilities,” Gadkari said at the Mumbai Port Trust.

  • Dream Cruise, Nitin Gadkari, Devendra Fadnavis, biggest cruise ship
    Artists perform inside the Dream cruise

    He said the government is very keen to push cruise tourism, given its benefit to the local economy and wants the city port to become among the five best cruise tourism hubs in the world.

  • Dream Cruise, Nitin Gadkari, Devendra Fadnavis, biggest cruise ship
    Artists perform inside the Dream cruise in Mumbai

    The government is investing over Rs200 crore to build a modern international cruise terminal at one of the oldest ports in the country, the minister informed.

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