MoPSW constitutes high level committee for drafting revised guidelines for operationalisation of ro-ro, ro-pax ferry service

The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW) has constituted a high-level committee under the chairmanship of the Deendayal Port Authority for drafting revised guidelines for the operationalisation of roll-on, roll-off (ro-ro) and roll-on/roll-off passenger (ro-pax) ferry services. Simul­ta­ne­ously, the committee will draft a model concession agreement for ro-ro/ro-pax terminal operators and a model licence agreement for the operation of ro-ro/ro-pax fast passenger ferries. Moreover, it will delve into ground re­a­lities such as safety standards for vessels, a control mechanism to prevent excess boarding of passengers/cargo, an online ticketing system, a revenue accounting/ sharing mechanism and statutory clearance process.