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PM Modi Launches Ro-Ro Ferry in Guj, Slams Opp for Criticising EC

PM Modi said he will return to the state on 22 October to inaugurate Ghogha-Dahej Ro-Ro Ferry Service.

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PM Modi Inaugurates Ro-Ro Ferry Service From Ghogha to Dahej
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Gujarat on Sunday for the third time this month, where he inaugurated and lay foundation stones for a number of projects in Bhavnagar and Vadodara districts.

Modi inaugurated the first phase of the Rs 615-crore 'roll-on, roll-off (ro-ro)' ferry service between Ghogha in Bhavnagar district and Dahej in Bharuch in the Gulf of Cambay.

After undertaking a journey to Dahej from Ghogha on the ferry, he left for Vadodara, where he inaugurated and lay the foundation stones for projects worth over Rs 1,140 crore.

Snapshot
  • PM Modi visits poll-bound Gujarat to launch a set of projects
  • Modi launched the ‘Ro-Ro’ ferry service between Ghogha and Dahej
  • He also visited Vadodra, where he inaugurated projects worth over Rs 1,140 crore
  • Election Commission is yet to announce the schedule for the Assembly polls in the state
5:27 PM , 22 Oct

Watch: PM Modi Addresses Public Meeting in Vadodara

Addressing a public rally in Vadodara, PM Modi took a dig at the opposition for targeting the Election Commission over its delay in announcing the dates for elections in the state.

They can’t tell me anything, so they are pressurising the EC. But they have no right to question the EC’s ways.

Further stating his government’s priority is development, Modi said that no ‘single rupee’ will be given to states that do not take up development.

India wants development, revolution and change to reach new heights.  
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4:35 PM , 22 Oct

PM Modi Arrives in Vadodara

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Vadodra where he will lay the foundation stones for projects worth over Rs 1,140 crore.

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Vadodara, will address a public meeting
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Vadodara, will address a public meeting
(Photo: ANI)
2:52 PM , 22 Oct

Watch: PM Modi Reaches Dahej via Ro-Ro Ferry

Upon reaching Dahej after embarking on a trip aboard the Ro-Ro Ferry service, PM Modi lauded the service assuring that it has ‘opened a new chapter for coastal tourism’.

He also opined that the youth of the state are bound to benefit from the service as it will provide employment opportunities.

Claiming that ports have been neglected in India, Modi said that waterways transportation could halve logistical costs.

Our aim is ‘P for P’- Ports for Prosperity.
PM Modi

Pushing for more ports, he said they are a necessity for economic development as they act as a medium for trade. “If connectivity is faulty, then the nation’s economic development will be weak”, said Modi.

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2:34 PM , 22 Oct

PM Modi Rides the Ro-Ro Ferry from Ghogha to Dahej


Published: 15 Oct 2017, 8:00 PM IST
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