MUMBAI: Mumbai Port Trust has taken initiative to boost the cruise tourism in India by modernizing the existing terminal with a state of the art facility for International and Domestic Cruise tourists. Further, it has been decided to develop Mumbai Port as home port for International Cruise ships by developing facility of restaurants, shopping malls and other necessary world class infrastructure. The proposed terminal with G+3 floor with a facility for segregation of domestic visitors with an estimated cost of Rs.197 crores was sanctioned by the Mumbai Port Trust Board. The Port has invited tender for the civil and façade works amounting to Rs.125 crores, for which total four bids from Aakruti Engineers, Paresh Constructions & Foundations Pvt. Ltd., Oman-based firm Adrak Engineering and Constructions and Gunwant have been received on 18.3.2017 which are under scrutiny.
The project will be implemented in two phases; the first phase of the modernized MICT will be ready in 2018 while the second one would be ready for operations the following year.
The modernized terminal will have all facilities that passengers get at the airports.