Union Minister for Shipping
Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate two floating restaurants project, a Rs 700 crore
Super Speciality hospital and India’s longest ropeway project under the ongoing
water front development work of Mumbai Port on November 17th. The Minister has
inaugurated work on setting up India’s lartgest cruise terminal at a cost of Rs
four hundred crores recently.
He will participate
in the Bhoomi Poojan ceremony of Mumbai Port Trust’s new Eastern Water Front.
The Minister will also launch the Access Control & RFID System as well as
development of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Mr Gadkari will also begin
the invitation of tenders for Mumbai-Elephanta Ropeway and a Super Specialty
Hospital at the Port.
Floating Restaurants have the capacity to accommodate 475 persons each. Licenses
have been awarded for three floating restaurants – two at the sea off Gateway
of India and one at the sea off Girgaum Chowpatty. These will be
available for family functions, corporate or specialized events, public meets,
have been registered with Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB) for safety and
security. Sea-worthiness, life-saving appliances and firefighting equipment
have been surveyed and tested. The restaurants carry 500 life-jackets and 24
life-rafts and buoyant apparatus, and are equipped with 2 VHF, 1 Radar,
eco-sounder, GPS and AIS for monitoring ship movements.
Mumbai-Elephanta Ropeway will be the world's longest ropeway over sea -
approximately 8 kms - with the entire necessary infrastructure at both the
terminal ends. It will be built at a height of 50 to 125 metres above the sea
level on European standards with state of art features. Total travel time will
be 16 minutes from one end to the other. Around 36 gondolas can be deployed on
the ropeway at a time. The Project has been envisaged at a cost Rs.800 crores,
and will be completed by August, 2022.
The 600-bedded Super
Specialty Hospital will provide improved health facilities to 75000 port
employees and dependents and 1.3 crore population in the catchment area by
converting the present port hospital into World-class Super Specialty hospital
on PPP basis. Cost of the project will be Rs 693 Crores.
Mumbai Port Trust’s
new Eastern Water Front will have an iconic building as its seaside terminal, a
domestic cruise terminal, a skating rink, Ro Pax, seaside restaurant and
walkway, amphitheatre and marina.
The Access Control
System (Indoor & Outdoor) for visitors, employees and vehicles is designed
and programmed to retrieve visitor information. Visitor and Vehicle
Management System will be in place with online/office visitor and vehicle
registration. RFID enabled, multi-purpose cards are configured to track
visitors and vehicles, attendance recording, identity card, etc.
of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), M/s Tech Mahindra have been engaged for
adoption of information technology within port operations to reduce turnaround
time. It is aimed at removing paper-based workflows currently in the system to
increase efficiency, common reporting and monitoring to make cost and budget
control easy, and unification of computerized operations from staggered mode to
an integrated functioning.