Comments / Suggestions on Draft Guidelines for Operationalization of Ro-Ro and Ro-Pax ferry service along the coast of India
Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW) intends to develop Ro-Ro and Ro-Pax ferry service along the coast of India connecting various Major Ports and non-Major Ports.In this regard, Ministry has prepared draft of “Guidelines for Operationalization of Ro-Ro and Ro-Pax ferry service along the coast of India” after incorporating the preliminary inputs received from the stakeholders. The guidelines encompass the two aspects of ferry operation namely; concessions for terminal operation and license for operation of Ro-Pax vessels.
These guidelines will homogenize and streamline the development and operations of ferry services, along with, promoting ease of doing business by eliminating unnecessary delays, disagreements and introducing digital interventions at customer interface. They will also help State/UT Governments and Port Authorities in implementation of such projects by standardization of procedures. Further, it will help in instilling confidence among the private players thereby increasing their participation and promoting healthy competition in such projects.
The Ministry intends to seek feedback and suggestions on the draft guidelines for operationalization of Ro-Ro and Ro-Pax ferry service along the coast of India from all stakeholders latest by 6th July 2022.The comment/feedback can be provided as per the format provided in Annexure II preferably on the Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org /email@example.com or in hard copy to :Under Secretary(Sagarmala), Ministry of Ports,Shipping and Waterways , 3rd Floor, PTI Building, 4, Parliament street, New Delhi.