Roll on - Roll Off Waterway Projects (Download PDF)


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Phase-I of RO Pax Ferry service between Ghogha and Dahej in Gulf of Cambay in Gujarat was launched on 22nd October 2017. This project is implemented by Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB).

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  • On National Waterway – 2 (river Brahmaputra), a regular Roll On and Roll Off (Ro – Ro) ferry service was started between Dhubri and Hatsingmari in July, 2017.

Significance of Ghogha and Dahej RO Pax Ferry Service

  • First of its kind in India executed in the area of world’s second highest tidal range.

  • Ferry service significantly reduces travel time and distance between Ghogha & Dahej from 268 km with an average travel time of 8 hrs to only 31 km with average travel time of 1.5 hr.

  • The total cost was Rs. 615 crore including terminal construction, capital dredging and other costs

Ferry Service between Dhubri and Hatsingmari

  • Ro Ro service provides a direct link between Assam and Meghalaya avoiding circuitous route of 220 km. through Jogighopa to reach Hatsingmari.

What is RO-RO Service?

  • Roll-on roll-off (RO-RO) services use vessels, which can carry wheeled cargo, such as cars, trucks, semi-trailer trucks, trailers, and railroad cars directly.

  • The vehicles are driven on and off the ship on their own wheels.

  • This is in contrast to lift-on and lift-off (LoLo) vessels, which use a crane to load and unload cargo.

- Published/Last Modified on: January 1, 2018


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