RO RO (Roll on, Roll off) ferry service

RO RO (Roll on, Roll off) ferry service

  • On October 22nd, 2017, the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, inaugurated Phase 1 of the RO RO (Roll on, Roll off) ferry service between Ghogha and Dahej.
  • It is the first ever not only for the country but the entire South-Asia.
  • This ferry service shall reduce the travel time between Ghogha in Saurashtra, and Dahej in South Gujarat, from about seven or eight hours, to just over an hour.
  • Phase 1, enables passenger movement and will shorten the 360 kms distance between Ghogha in Bhavnagar district to Dahej in Bharuch district to just 32 kms by water.
  • The Prime Minister travelled on the maiden voyage of this service, from Ghogha to Dahej.
  • Phase 1 RO (Roll on, Roll off) ferry service is of Rs. 615 crore.
  • The Prime Minister also dedicated Sarvottam cattle feed plant of Shree Bhavnagar District Cooperative Milk Producers Union Ltd at Ghogha in Bhavnagar district.
  • He also laid foundation stones for development projects worth over 1,140 crores in Vadodara.

Reference:
http://ddinews.gov.in/sites/default/files/ferry.jpg
http://pib.gov.in/newsite/erelease.aspx

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