After successful trials for a month India Post will use the sea route to deliver parcels and mail through RoPax Ferry services on the Gogha Hazira route in the state of Gujarat.
The Minister of State for Communications Mr. Devusinh Chauhan recently flagged off the daily mail and parcel delivery transportation services of India Post on ‘M.V. Voyage Express- RoPax Ferry from Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Hazira terminal.
The service will not only bring down the delivery transportation time of about 10-12 hours to 3-4 hours but will also enable swift movements of industrial packages between Saurashtra and South Gujarat & Mumbai regions.
The service is estimated to carry daily postal cargo of about 3 to 4 tons during upcoming months.
Expressing his pleasure, Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways Mr. Sarbananda Sonowal stated that, “This innovative collaboration of postal and package delivery services through waterways is another step towards attaining the vision of Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi of harnessing waterways and integrating them with the economic development of India along with decreasing the transportation costs and aiding the ease of doing business”.
The RoPax service between Hazira and Gogha was inaugurated by Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi in November 2020 and has transported more than 3.7 lakh passengers and 1.1 lakh vehicles (car, bus, truck) till December 2022 since inauguration.