Hazira-Ghogha Ro-Pax Ferry Service to be inaugurated

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  • November 7, 2020
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Hazira-Ghogha Ro-Pax Ferry Service to be inaugurated

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Infrastructure

In news

  • Indian Prime Minister will inaugurate the Ro-Pax terminal at Hazira and flag off Ro-Pax service between Hazira and Ghogha in Gujarat on Sunday.

Key takeaways 

  • Hazira-Ghogha Ro-Pax ferry service will work as a Gateway to South Gujarat and Saurashtra region. 
  • It will reduce the distance between Ghogha and Hazira from 370 Kilometres to 90 Kilometres.
  • The reduced cargo travel time will result in huge savings of fuel approximately 9000 litres per day and will lead to reduction in CO2 emission by approximately 24 million tonnes per day.
  • With the onset of Ferry services, the port sector, furniture and fertilizer industries in Saurashtra and Kutch region will get a big boost.

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