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MbPT Chairman bets big on new biz potential of cruise tourism

Speaking at IMC Chamber of Commerce on new business opportunities that are emerging in Mumbai Port, Mr Sanjay Bhatia, Chairman of Mumbai Port trust (MbPT), informed that the eastern water front at Mumbai Port area, with an area of 350 hectares, is being developed as the tourist capital of the country, says a release on 18th July. With marinas, promenades, gardens, floating restaurants, health district to boost medical tourism, the eastern landscape of the city will undergo a transformation.  

 Unveiling the developments plans, Mr. Bhatia said a few international consultants have been engaged to suggest development of utilities in inland waterways, building museums, shopping arcades, business centres , water fronts , governmental complexes and such others. He said Mumbai has a huge potential in developing cruise related tourist activities, which can cater to 8 lac tourists. He said work has already started on these initiatives. 

 Earlier welcoming the guests and the speaker, Dr. Lalit Kanodia, President IMC said that ďDevelopment of Mumbaiís port Landís offer great opportunity to ensure that Mumbai regains its place as a city that will attract entrepreneurs, investors and young people to invest their resources, energy and talent. The release of MbPTís excess land on the eastern waterfront is seen as a bonanza for the space-starved metropolis. Reviving portl andís could be the best bet for affordable housing, transport links, good quality public infrastructure & utilities such as health facilities, spaces for recreation, sports, arts & culture.


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