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Mumbai-Goa cruise to begin from August 1: Gadkari

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Shipping today said Mumbai-cruise will start from the beginning of the next month, with an aim to boost tourism.

Besides, he said, two floating restaurants will come up in

"The first cruise between and having capacity of 500 people would start from August 1," he added.

also said that the ministry has asked all ports to set up cruise terminal.

The government has to decided to provide Rs 800 crore for purchasing boats, he said.

"We are already going to complete 10 waterways," the said.

will soon come out with a policy to scrap commercial vehicles that are more than 15 years old, said.

The policy aims at curbing rising vehicular pollution in the country.

Gadkari said the plan is afoot to make Kandla automobile cluster and make automobile hub.

"Raw material for vehicles will be cheap ... plastic, rubber, aluminium and copper - all generated from scrap will be used for autopart generation besides other things," the said.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 21:20 IST