Mumbai’s Kanhoji Angre Island To Be Developed Into A Tourist Spot

Mumbai’s Kanhoji Angre Island To Be Developed Into A Tourist Spot
Kanhoji Angre Islands, Mumbai,

Giving a significant boost to Mumbai’s tourism, the union government has approved the proposal to develop Kanhoji Angre Island into a major tourist attraction

OT Staff
December 16 , 2019
01 Min Read

The city of dreams has no dearth of tourist attractions. A perfect blend of old-world charm and fast-paced modern life, it’s hard not to fall in love with the vibe of the city. From the jam-packed railway stations to the glamorous Bollywood, Mumbai’s never-say-die spirit is truly mesmerising. What has gotten our attention is the city’s latest tourist spot — Kanhoji Angre Island. 

In an attempt to promote tourism in Mumbai, the Central Government has approved the proposal to develop Kanhoji Angre Island as a tourist spot along the lines of Elephanta Caves. The only difference being that visitors will be allowed to stay overnight at the new site unlike Elephanta Caves, where there aren’t any staying facilities available as of now. Plans are underway to set up makeshift resorts and restaurants. 

Roughly 12 acres of the land has been allocated to tourist activities while the rest will be dedicated to port-related activities. An investment of INR 50 crores has been made towards the project, which includes the setting up of facilities like pathways, toilets, etc. 

The projected is expected to be completed in the next three years. As per reports, the MbPT (Mumbai Port Trust)  will soon start the tendering process as the project has already been approved by the standing finance committee. The development project will include the building of temporary tents, restaurants, resorts, etc, however, as per the coastal regulations norms, no permanent structures will be built on the island. 

Additionally, permission has also been granted for a marina at Princess Dock which will require an investment of approximately INR 350 crores. After the completion of the project ferries parked at the Gateway of India will be shifted here. 

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