The state owned Shipping corporation of India has been asked to carry out
the feasibility study of running a speed boat service between Mumbai and Diu
Daman, technically Union Territories but geographically part of Gujarat.
The boat will be a catamaran with speed of sixty kilometers per hour and it
would help to transport Business Executive based in Mumbai to visit their
manufacturing units in Gujarat.
SCI according to sources has floated a tender for selecting a Marine
Consultant to carry out the technical feasibility, economic viability of the
high speed boat service besides preparing a detailed project report.
The management of the passenger terminals in both Maharahtra and Diu Daman
end on build operate and transfer basis will also be considered by the
From Mumbai Diu is 850 kilometers and Daman is 180 kilomters.