What is the Ghogha-Dahej ro-ro ferry?

  • The roll on, roll off (“ro-ro”) ferry will ply the Gulf of Khambhat between peninsular Saurashtra and South Gujarat.
  • Ghogha in Saurashtra’s Bhavnagar district lies 17 nautical miles, or 32 km, across the gulf from Dahej in Bharuch district (see map). The ferry, the first of its kind in India, will be able to carry up to 100 vehicles (cars, buses and trucks) and 250 passengers between the two ports.
  • An earlier attempt, made by a private firm with support from the state government, to launch a modern passenger ferry service (the “Kutch-Sagar Setu”) between Okha in Devbhumi Dwarka district and Mandavi in Kutch district across the Gulf of Kutch in 2016, had to be suspended after it faced technical and financial challenges.

Source:Indian Express

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