ROPAX Jetty Project (INFRASTRUCTURE)
THE INITATIVE OF SAGARMALA PROJECT
ADHYAYAN IAS ACADEMY
ROPAX Jetty Project
Cost of Project : Rs 110 crore
This is on river Dhamra in Odisha.
Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways (MoPSW) has accorded administrative approval for
sanction of Rs 50.30 crore for developing all-weather ROPAX (Roll-on/Roll-off Passenger)Jetty and
allied infrastructure connecting Kaninali in Bhadrak district &Talachua in Kendrapara district,
Odisha under the Sagarmala initiative.
Sharing project cost:
The central government 50%
The Government of Odisha will fund another 50% cost of the
The ROPAX Jetty Project to come up on river Dhamra in Odisha under
the Sagarmala initiative
Importance of Project:
1. Reduce travel time from 6 hours to just 1 hour
2. Facilitate safe movement of passengers & vehicles
3. Uplift socio-economic status of locals.
This project will reduce travel time for passengers from 6 hours by road to 1 hour by waterway. The
development of the existing ghat with all-weather ROPAX jetties is being carried out with intent of
accommodating boats, launches and other vessels as well as to ply vessel having capacity to carry 10
light Motor vehicles, 20 Motorbikes along with 60 passengers at a time, simultaneously ensuring
safety of all passengers and vehicles.The project will facilitate indirect employment opportunities to
locals around Dhamra river and reduce road distance of 200 km from Talachua to
Kaninali in Bhadrak district and Talachua in Kendrapada district, are located on the northern and
southern banks of River Dhamra respectively. The people of Talachua and nearby villages largely
depend upon Dhamra port for their livelihood, which is approximately 4 kms from Kaninali Ghat.
Since there is no connectivity through roads, the local population depends upon passenger ferries atghats of Kaninali and Talachua to cross the river (a stretch of 7 Km). Currently, Number of passenger
vehicles move through private boats without safety and passengers face difficulty in embarking and
disembarking from launches on an everyday basis. This project will enhance the safety of passengers
and vehicles with state-of-the-art utility infrastructure. The connectivity will increase the commercial
and business activities and uplift the socio-economic status of the surrounding region.
SOURCE : PIB
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