Barges to move containers from JNPT to MBPT
The Ministry of Shipping is considering a plan to soon ferry containers by barge from JNPT to MBPT instead of the longer land route. The aim is to bring down congestion in Mumbai, Thane and Bhiwandi. The plan encompasses developing a large size go-down in Mumbai to store the containers, the process for which will begin soon. When implemented, it will bring down the total number of trailer trucks entering the city by 1,000 daily, in addition to the hundreds of smaller trucks and tempos.