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PM Modi to flag off Ropax ferry services between Surat, Saurashtra

Modi will inaugurate the Ro-Pax terminal at Hazira and flag off the service between Hazira, a mega coastal industrial hub near Surat

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Prime Minister will flag off Ropax ferry services between and Saurashtra on Sunday, which will reduce the distance between these two places from 317 kilometres to just 60 kilometres.

Speaking to ANI, Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Shipping Minister said, "This ferry service will reduce the distance between and Saurashtra from 317 km (by road) to just 60 kilometres."

A large number of people from Saurashtra have settled in and are working in the diamond industry. There are about 5,000 buses plying daily between this route which takes around 10 to 12 hours, Mandaviya informed.

With the inauguration of the Ropax ferry, the time taken to reach Saurashtra will be just four hours. This is going to benefit the people from Saurashtra who are working here in Surat, in a major way.

PM Modi will digitally inaugurate this ferry service.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Sun, November 08 2020. 06:19 IST