Asia’s Largest Solar-Powered Ro-Pax Ferry


  • On September 7, DG Sea Connect relaunched its Ro-Pax ferry service between Hazira in Surat and Ghogha in Bhavnagar.
  • The solar-powered Ro-Pax ferry will lessen fuel usage and facilitate the use of renewable energy.

India Relaunches its First and Asia’s Largest Solar Powered ROPAX Ferry Service on the Gulf of Cambay, reports THEWEEK.

The ROPAX ferry service

India’s first and largest solar-powered Ro-Pax ferry was relaunched on September 7 between Hazira in Surat and Ghogha in Bhavnagar. The service will deliver greater comfort to passengers and cargo transit between Surat to Saurashtra.

According to Voyage Express India, the solar-powered Ro-Pax ferry will promote the Central Government’s endeavours to improve the use of renewable energy by curtailing fuel usage. Also, travellers will have the alternative to travel between Hazira and Ghogha twice a day.

Owing to technical and economic concerns, Hazira-Ghogha Ro-Pax ferry duties between South Gujarat and Saurashtra by sea were temporarily discontinued. The Ro-Pax ferry, with its re-start, will transport passengers and cargo between the two destinations in three hours.

Key details

Voyage Express is completely air-conditioned, with three cafeterias, game zones, and a top deck.

To assure passengers’ satisfaction and freight movement between South Gujarat and Saurashtra, the ferry is adorned with cutting-edge technology.

The Express will leave Hazira at 06:30 p.m and Ghogha at 9 a.m. The Voyage Symphony will leave Hazira at 8 a.m. and Ghogha at 5 p.m.

The ship has a capacity of 70 automobiles, 50 motorcycles, 25 tempos, and 55 trucks. Voyage Symphony has a capacity of 316 executive passengers, 78 business passengers, 14 VIP lounges, 85 automobiles, 50 bikes, and 30 trucks.

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