Essar completed ‘roll-on-roll-off’ terminals at both Dahej and Ghogha ports in Gujarat

Vastavam web: Essar Projects, the EPC arm of Ruias-led Essar Group, today said it has constructed and designed the ‘roll-on-roll-off’ (ro-ro) terminals at both Dahej and Ghogha ports, as part of its Rs 225 crore contract from the Gujarat government.Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the first phase of the Rs 615 crore ‘roll-on-roll-off’ (ro-ro) ferry service between Ghogha in Saurashtra and Dahej in south Gujarat.Congratulating the GMB on reaching the milestone, Essar Projects said: “A GMB project of national significance, the ro-ro ferry will bring down the travel time between Gujarat’s Ghogha and Dahej ports from 7 hours to just 2.5 hours”.

The ro-ro ferry service will be able to carry about 500 passengers and 100-150 vehicles on each trip across the Gulf of Khambhat (also called Gulf of Cambay) over a 30 km (17 nautical miles) navigational channel created on the sea.