Mumbai will soon get Asia’s first glass floatel, and it will be built near Bandra-Worli Sea Link. The Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB) has approved a proposal for a floating restaurant made of glass.
According to Hindustan Times, the floatel could be ready by April 2019 and will be anchored in the Mahim Bay near the Bandra-Worli sea link. A senior MMB official told the leading daily, “This floatel is unique as it is completely made of glass, so the patrons will be able to enjoy the view while they dine. The board passed the proposal earlier in the month. It will be run by a private operator like other floatels.”
The floatel will set up on a 55m x 20m wide barge and will be designed by a person from Finland. The materials to build this glass floatel will be brought Scandinavia and the glass pieces will be assembled once it is anchored. The glass floatel will accommodate around 360 people which will include the staff. The floatel will have a small upper deck which will be used as a lounge and will also have a restaurant.
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