Gujarat: Technical snag fixed, RoPax ferry starts smooth sail

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    Gujarat: Technical snag repaired, RoPax ferryboat starts smooth sail

    By: Express News Service|Surat |

    November 14, 2020 10: 19: 01 pm





    Gujarat RoPax ferry, RoPax Technical snag fixed, AHmedabad news, Gujarat news, Indian express news On Saturday, around 500 travelers travelled in the vessel from Surat to Ghogha. (File)

    After dealing with technical snags causing suspension of service, the RoPax ferryboat has actually been successfully taking its voyage between Hazira port in Surat and Ghogha port in Bhavnagar since the last 3 days.

    Prime Minister Narnedra Modi had virtually inaugurated the RoPax ferryboat services at Hazira port and Ghogha port on November 8. On November 10, the ferryboat services was suspended for a day after the vessel ‘Trip Symphony’ established a technical snag. On November 6, an electronic snag had actually stalled the vessel mid-sea during a trial.

    From Thursday the vessels cruised in the sea taking trucks, bikes, vehicles, travelers in between Hazia to Ghogha ports.

    Sources said that due to the suspension of services, the Detox group, which runs the ferry services, needed to face a substantial loss as they had to reimburse tickets of around 974 guests and for 177 cars and trucks, 63 bikes and 10 trucks. Sources said that it takes 3.45 hours for the vessel to reach from one destination to another.

    After the movement of vessel ended up being simplify from Thursday and Friday, an overall of 1,338 travelers had actually taken a trip between Surat to Ghogha on the vessel. A considerable variety of cars and trucks and bikes were also filled on the vessels from both the places.

    On Saturday, around 500 passengers took a trip in the vessel from Surat to Ghogha in addition to 65 bikes and 70 automobiles.

    Chetan Professional, Chairman of Detox group, said, “We are getting good variety of clients through online bookings, due to the Diwali holidays. People are enjoying the voyage. For two days services were suspended due to the poor quality of oil utilized in the vessel. Now the technical problems have been solved. At present we are making just one trip from to and fro from Surat to Ghogha. We will likewise increase the journeys in coming days. We are getting most of customers through freight transportation services, which will begin after Diwali getaways.”

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