Very Soon, You Will Enjoy Water Sports on Mumbai Beaches
The Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB) has invited proposals from operators for starting kayaking, power-boating, wind-surfing, cable-skiing, jet-skiing, water-rafting, dinghy-sailing at the beaches in Juhu, Versova and Marve in Mumbai and Satpaati and Suruchi in Palghar, Bhayander, Vasai jetty and Gaimukh jetty near Ghodbunder. It also has plans to start houseboat facilities.
Giving a confirmation, an MMB official said, “We have invited proposals from interested people and companies for starting water sports on the beaches that fall under our jurisdiction. We feel that starting water sports will generate a lot of revenue, also leading to job opportunities for those who stay around the beaches.”
The last date of submitting the proposals is January 31, after which all will be looked into. Atul Patne from MMB said, “We have invited proposals for water sports and houseboats; the chosen operator will be responsible for getting equipment required for the sports and houseboats. We will scrutinise all the proposals and select the best one.”
He added that the tourists coming for the water sports and staying in houseboats would be given free parking near the beaches.