Gujarat's maritime development a 'model' for entire nation: PM Modi

PM Narendra Modi to visit Kedarnath temple today

PM Narendra Modi to visit Kedarnath temple today

The prime minister had called ferry service his "dream project" while addressing a gathering at Gandhinagar on Monday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit poll-bound Gujarat for the third time this month on October 22, to inaugurate and lay foundation stones for various projects in Bhavnagar and Vadodara districts, PTI reported on Friday.

PM Modi will undertake the maiden voyage from Ghogha to Dahej. "Hume Gujarat ki shakti ka bharpoor fayeda uthana chahiye", PM Modi said.

Immediately therafter, the Congress had alleged that the government put "pressure" on the poll panel to "delay" the announcement of Gujarat elections to enable the prime minister to act as a "false santa claus" and offer sops, use "jumlas" (rhetoric). I am also here with regard to a project in dairy sector, a sector to which we have given huge importance over the last two decades.

Last month, he hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Gujarat and launched the bullet train project.He had also dedicated to the nation the Sardar Sarovar Dam on Narmada river at an event coinciding with his 67th birthday.

Prime Minister Modi also urged the people to explore opportunities in animal husbandry.

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While talking about the advantages of the ferry service PM Modi said that it will save a lot of time, fuel and will eventually help in getting better connectivity with Delhi and Mumbai.

The service reduces the distance between the two towns from 310 km by road to 30 km, which can be covered in one hour.

Describing it as his dream project, Modi said the ferry service was his "invaluable gift to India" and claimed that the even for South-East Asia, this was the first project of its size.

Due to its peculiar geographical configuration, the Gulf of Cambay has advantage for the operation of Ro-Ro ferry service.

"Over the last three years we have changed that and given importance to the development of Gujarat", he said. ".The foundation stone of several development projects pertaining to transport, housing and water supply would be laid in Vadodara", he tweeted. The project would be a boon for over 25 lakh people from Saurashtra settled in diamond and textiles hub of Surat in South Gujarat.

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