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India Post starts daily speed service through Ropax Ferry on Gogha Hazira route

India Post to use RoPax Ferry Services on Gogha- Hazira route for speedy postal services between Saurashtra and South Gujarat& Mumbai

After successful trial for a month through RoPax Ferry services on the Gogha Hazira route in Gujarat, India Post will continue its postal and package delivery services for speedy and economical dispatch on a daily basis, according to an official statement issued today.

The service will not only bring down the delivery transportation time of about 10-12 hours to 3-4 hours but will also enable swift movement of industrial packages between Saurashtra and South Gujarat & Mumbai regions.

Minister of State for Communications Devusinh Chauhan will flag off the daily mail and parcel delivery transportation services of India Post on ‘M.V. Voyage Express- RoPax Ferry’ from the Hazira terminal on Friday.

The service is expected to carry daily postal cargo of about 3 to 4 tons during the upcoming months.

The RoPax service between Hazira and Gogha inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in November 2020 is receiving overwhelming public response and has transported more than 3.7 lakh passengers and 1.1 lakh vehicles (car, bus, truck) till December 2022 since its inauguration.

Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal stated that, “This innovative collaboration of postal and package delivery services through waterways is another step towards attaining the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of harnessing waterways and integrating them with the economic development of India along with decreasing the transportation costs and aiding the ease of doing business”.

Earlier this month, Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways has also directed the Major Ports of India to waive off vessel related charges and provide highest priority berthing for RoPax Ferry services under the Sagarmala programme to promote the newly emerging urban waterways passenger transportation eco system and enable green transportation in the country.