Narendra Modi visits Gujarat; inaugurates Ghogha-Dahej ferry service, projects worth Rs 1,140 cr
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the first phase of the roll-on roll-off (ro-ro) ferry service connecting Saurashtra with south Gujarat, amid a political row over the delay in announcement of poll dates for the state.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the first phase of the roll-on roll-off (Ro-Ro) ferry service connecting Saurashtra with south Gujarat, amid a political row over the delay in announcement of poll dates for the state. PTI
While launching his "dream project", Modi blamed the previous UPA government for delaying the venture by creating hurdles in the name of environment. PTI
Modi, who is visiting the state for the third time this month, also took the first trip in the ferry from Ghogha to Dahej with 100 visually-impaired children from Bhavnagar. "This is the first of its kind project not only in India, but also in South-East Asia," Modi said at a rally, which comes ahead of the Assembly polls in the state. PTI
The prime minister said that national waterway project will be more than 17,000 kilometre long and will be a revolutionary project for the fishermen in Gujarat. He said that inter-state waterway and coastal transport services will be integrated in the future. PTI
Modi said that we can reduce the cost of logistics by promoting water transport, adding that the Sagar Mala project alone will provide around one crore jobs to the country's people. PTI
The prime minister addressed a gathering in Dahej after taking the ferry from Ghogha. From Dahej, he arrived in Vadodara, where he inaugurated and laid the foundation stones for projects worth over Rs 1,140 crore. Photo courtesy: Twitter@narendramodi