After launching the RO-RO ferry service in the poll-bound Gujarat, the prime minister alleged that the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government even made efforts to stall industries and growth in the state.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday stated that ports are the gateways to development in the country and the past governments have failed to recognise the importance of ports and water ways in the country.
Rawat said no one can stop a person from helping others if they really wanted to.
The Prime Minister said besides making the lives of crores of people easier, the service also brings them closer and saves fuel by decreasing the number of vehicles on the road.
He said the service would shorten a 360-km distance to 31 km or a journey of seven hours to one hour.
The prime minister will then leave for Vadodara, where he is scheduled to inaugurate and lay the foundation stone for various developmental and infrastructure projects worth more than Rs 1,140 crore, according to reports. I am also here with regard to a project in the dairy sector, a sector to which we have given huge importance over the last two decades. "From this holy land of Kedarnath, I seek the blessings of Bhole Baba and pledge to devote myself fully to realising the dream of a developed India by the time we mark 75 years of freedom in 2022", he added.
The state of the art vessel will have the capacity to carry about 70 trucks, 100 four-wheeler and about 500 passengers.
Modi is also expected to inaugurate the Sarvottam Cattle Feed Plant of Shree Bhavnagar District Cooperative Milk Producers Union Ltd, after the public meeting in Dahej.
Highlighting the importance of the ferry service, Prime Minister Modi asserted that the project was a first of sorts and was like a dream-come-true for the people of the state.
9- Official sources claim that the second phase will be commissioned by the end of January 2018.