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