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Union minister for transport and shipping Nitin Gadkari on Thursday laid the foundation stone for an international cruise terminal at Mumbai. 
Union minister for transport and shipping Nitin Gadkari on Thursday laid the foundation stone for an international cruise terminal at Mumbai. 
The ceremony held at Mumbai Port Trust was presided over by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.The idea of constructing a cruise terminal was conceived to promote cruise tourism in India.
 
The terminal is being built under Sagarmala project at a cost of Rs. 300 Crore and is expected to be completed by December 2019 in three phases apart from marine and parking, it will involve civil, mechanical and electrical expertise.
 
The objective is cruise tourism and employment, which in turn will lead to surge in growth. The terminal will draw 7 lakh tourists per annum.
 
Addressing the event, transport minister Gadkari said over 1.5 lakh youth will get employment in JNPT SEZ IN next 3 years.
 
Spread across 2 hectare, the Terminal is being constructed to the best global benchmarks to berth super-liner cruise ships.
 
It will have facilities like shopping malls, duty free shops, restaurants and hotels. Tourists with E-visa will have special attractions at the terminal.
 
Nitin Gadkari also said that owing to the huge tourism potential of Mumbai, it is envisioned that 950 cruises will arrive in the port city in the next 5 years.
 
Modi Govt has laid special emphasis on water transportation. The government intends to modernize waterways as an efficient, eco-friendly and economical goods and passenger transportation medium.
 
Under the Sagarmala project and National Water Ways Act , 2016 , 20275 kms long 111 new river ways will be transformed as national water ways. Government aims to promote tourism through these mediums.