First Water taxi in Kolkata

Travelers Weary of Kolkatas congested roads now have a faster option for visiting places like Millennium park in central kolkata or Belur Math and Dakshineswar Temple in the North with the water taxi service by Vivada Inland water Transport launching. State Transport department is going to introduce water taxis on Hooghly River along the Lines of Thames River in London.

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A Senior official from Transport department said that each taxi would have a capacity to accommodate a maximum of 8 passengers. “Initially, we will run two taxis as a pilot project.  A full-fledge service of this water taxis is expected to begin this year. The main aim is to facilitate tourism on the river, allowing people to move from tourist hotspots such as Bagh Bazar, Belur Math, Dakshineshwar and Millennium Park,” the official added. 

This would be the first-of-its-kind project which will boost tourism sector in West Bengal. It will provide hassle-free transportation to people visiting places like Dakhineswar and Belur Math from BBD Bagh.

In the initial plans, the water taxi services would be available on two routes. One would connect Millennium park with Dakhineswar via Belur Math and the Second one would connect Millennium park with Belur Math vis Dakhineswar.

Initially Service would start between Dakhineswar/Belur Math on pilot basis. Two seats among eight seats will be reserve for motorman and security personnel while remaining six will be occupied by passengers. Boat cost would around Rs 14 lakh for each. This project will help to facilitate tourism along River Hooghly.


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Imtiyaz Adil

23 Mar 2018 04:41 PM

Very innovative and attractive! Will be a great success! Please stick to " two seats among eight seats will be reserve for motorman and security personnel..." All the best !

Dipak Roy

23 Mar 2018 05:51 PM

What is the fare from millennium park to Blur math via Dakhineshwar.

Sunil dutta

24 Mar 2018 05:40 PM

When our beloved didi declared her dreams about development of West Bengal that's time some of our great politicians thaught She is kidding. So this means what Mamta thinks today other politicians thinks tomorrow.

Rana Basu

25 Mar 2018 10:42 AM

For the endeavour to be successful the pricing mechanism has to be well thought of. Kolkatans are very price sensitive and will always do a mental cost benefit analysis and compare the same with the other means of transportation. This euphoria may last for a few months but may die down eventually. Remember the hovercraft service to Haldia? It died off due to exorbitant pricing..

ZkSD

07 Apr 2018 10:27 PM

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