Ro Pax Ferry service a big hit in Gujarat

2020-11-23 16:35:09 Logistics News (Roadways & Railways)

The newly-launched Ghogha-Hazira RoPax ferry transported at least 4,500 passengers and about one Thousand vehicles during the Diwali holidays last week.

The ferry service, launched between the two destinations by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8, had the highest occupancy on Wednesday when it transported 853 passengers and 190 vehicles across the Gulf of Khambhat.

Between November 13-18, the RoPax transported 4,500 passengers and about One thousand vehicles including cars, bikes and trucks.

The service is operating at a 90 per cent occupancy

The service is operating at a 90 per cent occupancy. There is a steady flow of travellers between Hazira in Surat district and Ghogha in Bhavnagar district,” according to spokesman of Indigo Seaways Pvt Ltd, which operates the ferry.

During the Diwali holidays, the number of passengers travelling from Hazira to Ghogha was more than that from the other side.

We are looking at stabilising the service says the spokesman of the operator of the ferry service

The ferry service currently operates one round trip between the two destinations. The RoPax had suffered initial hiccups when it had to suspend its service for two days after it developed a technical snag, three days after launch. “We are looking at stabilising the service and making it more punctual,” said the spokesman of the operator of the ferry service.

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