Ferry: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021
PM Modi to launch Ro-Pax Ferry Service in Gujarat
Published: November 8, 2020
On November 8, 2020, PM Modi is to launch Ro-Pax ferry service between Ghogha and Hazira in Gujarat through video conferencing. Highlights The Ro-Pax ferry vessel called the “Voyage Symphony” is a three-deck vessel. It has a load capacity to load thirty trucks, 100 passenger cars and 500 passengers. The Ro-Pax terminal has a wide ..
Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya launches ‘Ropax’
Published: March 17, 2020
A passenger ferry service called ‘Ropax’ was launched between Mumbai and Mandwa of Maharashtra by the Union Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh Mandaviya. The vessel which can carry as many as 200 cars and 1,000 passengers was built in Greece. The Ropax jetty and terminal at Mandwa has been built by Maharashtra Maritime Board ..
Goa decides to ply ‘water taxis’ in its inland waterways
Published: July 25, 2019
In a first, the Goa government has decided to ply ‘water taxis’ in its inland waterways between Panaji and Old Goa. The announcement was made while tabling the performance budget of the River Navigation department (RND) for the financial year 2019-2020. The department also plans to upgrade existing ferry ramps and jetties and provide better ..
India’s first solar-powered cruise boat to be rolled out in Kerala
Published: June 21, 2019
India’s first solar-powered cruise boat to be rolled out in Alappuzha, Kerala in December 2019. A Rs 3-crore cruise boat that can carry 100 passengers is under construction at a boatyard in Aroor. This is part of an initiative of the State Water Transport Department (SWTD), whose solar ferry Aditya in the Vaikom-Thavanakadavu route has ..