The Kutch Sagar Setu ferry service has resumed its services between Okha and Mandvi ports in Gujarat with the boat making its 101st trip. The operators claimed
that around 5,000 persons have already used the service over the last two
The new ferry boat, named Mahi, can accommodate 129 passengers on
board. But Dwarka Kutch Ferries and
Tourism Private Limited (DKFTPL) has got clearances to ferry only 90
passengers per trip, along with its seven crew members. The company began trial
runs again on December 12 last year and started commercial operations from
December 16 onward.
“The ferry boat has made at least one trip
from Okha to Mandvi per day since December 16 and we have ferried around 5,000
passengers so far,” said Rajesh Doshi,
one of the promoters of DKFTPL.
Mandvi, a tourist destination with
sandy beach, is just 24 nautical miles off Okha, which is just 30 km away from
the famous Dwarkadhish temple in Dwarka town. But the road distance between
the two tourist spots is around 500 kilometres. Doshi said that the ferry takes
around three hours and 15 minutes to reach Mandvi from Okha whereas a road trip
takes around 10 hours.
Online tickets can be booked till 31st
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