‘Ro-Ro’ ferry service in Gujarat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday 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.

Key Facts:

At present passenger movement is enabled, vehicle movement is possible once the ferry service is fully operational.

This ferry service is a first of sorts, will save a lot of time and fuel as many people commute between these two regions frequently.

Government aims to develop coastal infrastructure, integrate transport sector and improve state-of- the art to augment steps towards blue economy

What is Blue Economy:

• It is the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods and jobs, and ocean ecosystem health. It encompasses many activities
• Renewable Energy : Sustainable marine energy can play a vital role in social and economic development,
• Fisheries : More fisheries can generate more revenue, more fish and help restore fish stocks
• Maritime Transport
• Tourism : Ocean and coastal tourism can bring jobs and economic growth
• Waste Management: Better management of land based litter will help the ocean recover
• Climate Change: Oceans are an important carbon sink and can mitigate climate change

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