In poll-bound Gujarat, Modi opens Rs 650 crore ferry service

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Uttarakhand

Prime Minister addressed a public gathering in Dahej where he reflected on the Sagar Mala project which he said will gift over 1 crore jobs to the public, connectivity plays a vital role in the economic development of a country he said and declared that the government will invest Rs 8 lakh crore in the execution of Sagar Mala project.

Describing the ro-ro ferry service as his "dream project", Narendra Modi said, "I had laid the foundation stone for the project in 2012, but for doing work in the ocean, you had to remain dependent on the central government then".

"Despite strict initiatives, country's economy is on track and in the right direction".

He also defended the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and said that it has ushered a new culture of business in the country.

1- The ferry will take passengers between Ghogha in Bhavnagar and Dahej in Bharuch district in the Gulf of Khambhat.

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The ferry service will reduce the distance from 310 kilometres by road to 30 kilometres.

4- The idea of the ferry service was first conceived in early 1960s. "Many important projects in the state stalled".

Prime Minister Modi will also lay the foundation stones of several infrastructure and development projects, including capacity expansion of Mundra-Delhi petroleum product pipeline, greenfield marketing terminal project of the HPCL, an integrated transport hub, regional water supply schemes, housing projects, and a flyover.

The PM indicated to extend the ferry service up to Hazira port near Surat. People are having issues on my visit to Vadodara. He further stated that BJP can not succeed by functioning in the name of a single person, "In how many states will Prime Minister Modi's face work?" Modi trained his guns on Congress party over corruption charges in series of scams including coal, submarine, helicopter, 2G among others during the tenure of UPA Government. Adding that the state acquires a strategic location according to maritime standards, PM Modi said that Gujarat's resources must be utilised to the fullest. They have problems on my visit to Gujarat. Mr Modi will also address people at Navlakhi compound in Vadodara.

He also said that as chief minister of Gujarat, he had offered to take the responsibility of reconstructing areas surrounding the temple in 2013 tragedy which killed thousands of people and the then Uttarakhand chief minister had also agreed in principle for the same. He has been frequently visiting the state, which goes to polls in December this year.

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