Mumbai might very soon boast of a multi-level aquarium, which will be built on lines similar to that of Bangkok-based Ocean World, a famous tourist hotspot in Thailand. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray recently ordered the Tourism Department to draft a proposal regarding developing a high-end aquarium in Mumbai.
While talking about this, the Chief Minister told the officials that Mumbai, being the city of international standards, needs to be developed further by adding new attractions to woo tourists. He stated that the government had already built a cruise terminal that matches international standards, and that building a high-level aquarium would further enhance the long list of popular tourist attractions in Mumbai.
Also, as per an official press release, the CM stated that Mumbai is now attracting several foreign dignitaries and investors being a commercial capital. And therefore, tourist places in Mumbai needs to be developed, for which a separate action plan needs to be put into place.
Apart from this project, the Chief Minister also discussed other tourism concepts, such as sea tourism, night safari in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, and flamingo tourism. Since Mumbai is surrounded by sea, the minister is focussing more on water tourism activities, which will be implemented in phases. Moreover, existing caves, such as the Mahakali Caves, Kanheri Caves, and Elephanta Caves etc., will also be developed from a tourism point of view.