Shringartali - Jaigad creek will see the
launch of Ferry services between Ratnagiri and Guhagar before Diwali.
Dr. Chandrakant Mokal - Ex-MLA from Dapoli
informed the press about commencement of this service and said that this
service will help reduce the distance between these two places by 20 kms. as
compared to road transport.
Dr. Mokal insisted that waterways are very
important in Kokan region; many talukas seem far away due to the Topography of
the region but can be easily connected through waterways to bring them closer.
Dr. Mokal was inspired by the waterways
services in Goa and Kerala and had requested the government many times to start
such services in Dabhol creek to connect Dapoli and Guhagar and was successful
in getting some support for the cause hence resulting in Ferry boat services
between Dapoli and Guhagar thus reducing the distance between these two
He further added that the inauguration of
ferry services in Dabhol creek was done 8 years ago, since then daily 1,370
passengers are taking the benefit of this service.
Similarly he was successful in his efforts
to connect the two districts of Raigad and Ratnagiri through Ferry services running
in Bankot creek, connecting tourists to famous tourist spots like Shriwardhan
Once the services are started the distance
between Ratnagiri and Guhagar will be a mere 74kms. – a reduction of 20kms if
you travel by road, thus connecting the villages from Tavsal to Jaigad.
The waterways are a special attraction for tourists;
hence this service will be started before Diwali.
Additionally, Mr. Bhaskar Jadhav – Guardian
Minister of Ratnagiri, is personally taking care for the development of Kokan
ports, hence within a short span the region will have a real face-lift and soon
become a favorite tourist destination.
Benefits of this Ferry service are
Ratnagiri and Guhagar distance will be
reduced to 74kms.
20kms. reduction of distance compared to
Estimated 5 Lakh commuters will use this
Ferry service per year.
Shortest route joining two high potential