Good news for South Mumbaikars, as they are soon going to get two new floatels off the Gateway of India. The two floatels will be anchored about 2 km from Gateway of India.
According to Mumbai Mirror, one of the two floatels will begin its operations from November 17. The floatels are known by the name of Queensline Sea-Yah and Queensline Neverland and both the vessels have been bought from a Turkey company named Queensline. Both the floatels will have a capacity to host 450 people. And both the vessels were used as restaurants in Istanbul. The floatels will be stationed at ‘Charlie 1’ and ‘Charlie 2’ anchorage points, about 2 km from the Gateway.
Mumbai Port Trust’s deputy chairperson, Yashodan Wanage, told Mumbai Mirror, “We had issued a tender for floating hotels and two companies approached us. The first two floatels will be operated by Queensline, which is owned by Shripriya Dalmia Thirani. The company has bought two vessels from Turkey and they are being given finishing touches in the harbour. The second company that bid is yet to buy a vessel.”
Both these restaurants planned off Gateway will be south Mumbai’s first such dining attractions. Earlier floating restaurant, Ark Deck Bar, capsized off the Bandra coast after the vessel hit a rock. There are two more floatels in the city namely AB Celestial and Mumbai Maiden.