Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 22 October 2017 inaugurated the first phase of the 615 crore ‘roll-on-roll-off’ (Ro-Ro) ferry service between Ghogha in Saurashtra and Dahej in south Gujarat. He launched the first phase at a rally in Ghogha in the presence of Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel.
This is the first of its kind project not only in India but also in South-East Asia, Mr. Modi said at the rally which comes ahead of the Assembly polls in the State. This is also a unique project as the State government has used the latest technology to make this ferry service possible.
The Prime Minister had earlier termed this his “dream project.” I am happy to be in Gujarat to personally convey New Year greetings. This programme may be for a ferry between Ghogha and Dahej, but this programme is of vital importance for the entire nation. The history of human civilisation illustrates the vitality of rivers and maritime trade. Gujarat is the land of Lothal. How can we forget these aspects of our history. This programme is to bring back to life our glorious past, connect Saurashtra and South Gujarat.