Great news for all road travelers on the Saurashtra to Surat route. The much-awaited Ropax service connecting Bhavnagar (Ghogha) to Surat (Hazira) is to start operations on the 8th of November 2020. For centuries Surat and Saurashtra have been connected by trade and culture. This connection will now get a boost and be more convenient and stronger.
What is Ropax Ferry Service?
There are three kinds of ferry services:
Ferry – Only for passengers.
Ro-Ro – Roll on – Roll off – This is for vehicles only.
Ropax – For passengers and vehicles both.
Ropax will carry passengers, cars, motorcycles, buses, and heavy trucks. The 370 km distance will now be reduced to 60 km. The time taken for a journey now is 10 hours. This will come down to 4 hours. In short, it will be a gateway between South Gujarat and Saurashtra, besides becoming a tourist attraction.
The latest timings of the Ro-Ro | Ropax Ferry Service are as under:
Hazira to Ghogha (one trip for a day):
Hazira – 08:00 hours
Ghogha to Hazira (one trip for a day):
Ghogha – 16:00 hours
The timings of the Ro-Ro | Ropax Ferry Service are as under:
Ghogha to Hazira:
On Odd Dates (1, 3, 5, etc.)
Ghogha – 07:00 hours
Hazira – 12:00 hours
Ghogha – 17:00 hours
Hazira to Ghogha:
On even Dates (2, 4, 6, etc.)
Hazira – 07:00 hours
Ghogha – 12:00 hours
Hazira – 17:00 hours
This means one day there will be one trip from a point and on the next day, there will be two trips. (Average of 1.5 trips a day). This service will be available all year round even during high current days in the monsoon season, unlike the Ghogha – Dahej Ro-Ro ferry which is suspended currently due to silting, with dredging operations underway.
Ticket Price of Ro-Ro | Ropax Ferry Service:
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Passengers Ticket Price:
Bus/ Eicher/ Truck: 5500 / 8500 – Depend on the Weight
Tempo Traveller: 5000/-
Terms and Conditions of Ro-Ro | Ropax Ferry Service:
- Current Booking closes 1 hour before ferry departure.
- Boarding / Check-In closes 30 minutes before Ferry Departure. No show of passengers / Vehicle for boarding will be treated as automatic cancellation and no refund shall be issued.
- Half fare shall be applicable for children between 2 to 12 years of age.
- All passengers are requested to carry a valid photo ID proof. Smoking / Spitting / Chewing Tobacco on the Ferry and within Terminal premises is prohibited and punishable by law. Penalty @ Rs. 2,500/- shall be charged from defaulters.
- Carrying and Consumption of alcohol on the Ferry and within Terminal premises is strictly prohibited and is a punishable offense.
- Passengers are requested to wear the wristbands issued from ticket counters throughout the journey. The absence of a wristband shall attract a penalty of Rs. 500/-.
Cancellations & Refunds Policy of Ro-Ro | Ropax Ferry Service:
- 30 days before Date of Journey: 90% Refund
- Between 2 and 30 days before Date of Journey: 80% Refund
- 1 day before Date of Journey: Nil Refund
- Refunds will be processed within 3 working days.
- In case of cancellation by the operator refund will be issued to the passenger (less tax and handling charges)
The capacity of Ro-Ro | Ropax Ferry Service:
Small trucks: 7
Motor Cycles: 300
Advantages of Ro-Ro | Ropax Ferry Service:
The advantages of waterways transport are many.
- Reduction in rail and road traffic
- Less road congestion and fewer accidents
- Lower Pollution levels
- Savings of 9000 liters of fuel per day (33 lac liters a year)
- Reduction of 14000 MT crude imports per year
- 24 MT carbon emission reduction per day
- Huge collective time saving
- Pleasant Journey
Water transport is a highly recommended mode of transport and is being actively developed all across India.
Distances of Ro-Ro | Ropax Ferry Service:
Bhavnagar to Ro-Ro Ferry Terminal, Ghogha – 19 km
Hazira Ro-Ro Ferry Jetty to Surat – 34 km
Latest Update About Ghogha to Hazira Ro-Ro | Ropax Ferry Service:
- સુવિધા:ઘોઘા થી હજીરા સુધી માત્ર અઢી કલાકમાં પહોંચાશે
- રો-પેક્સ માટે સ્પીડવાળુ વેસલ ખરીદવામા આવ્યું
- મુંબઇ અને દહાણુ રોડને જોડતી રો-પેક્સ શરૂ થશે: આલ્કોકને પુન: ચાલુ કરાશે
ભાવનગરના ઘોઘા થી સુરતના હજીરા ખાતે માત્ર અઢી કલાકમાં પહોંચી જવાય તે પ્રકારનું સ્પીડ વાળુ વેસલ કાર્યરત થશે. જેની પેસેન્જરની કેપેસીટી પણ 600 જેટલી હશે.
- facility: From Ghogha to Hazira in just an hour and a half
- A speed vessel was procured for row-packs
- Row-packs connecting Mumbai and Dahanu Road will be launched: Alcock will be re-launched
From Ghogha in Bhavnagar to Hazira in Surat in just an hour and a half, such a speed vessel will be operational. Its passenger capacity will also be around 600.
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