1. Narendra Modi Gujarat visit Live Updates: PM takes dig at Cong, says my Vadodara trip gave it stomach ache; can’t say anything to me, so they target EC

Narendra Modi Gujarat visit Live Updates: PM takes dig at Cong, says my Vadodara trip gave it stomach ache; can’t say anything to me, so they target EC

Narendra Modi Gujarat visit Live Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's roadshow in Vadodara drew loud cheers from large crowds gathered on the streets.

By: | Updated: October 22, 2017 7:35 PM
Narendra Modi Gujarat visit Live Updates:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s roadshow in Vadodara. (ANI)

Narendra Modi Gujarat visit Live Updates: For the third time this month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting poll-bound Gujarat today, where he will inaugurate and lay foundation stones for a number of projects in Bhavnagar and Vadodara districts. The PM will inaugurate the first phase of India’s first ‘roll-on, roll-off (ro-ro)’ ferry service between Ghogha in Bhavnagar district and Dahej in Bharuch in the Gulf of Cambay. The ferry service will reduce the distance between the two towns from 310 kilometres by road to 30 kilometres. Modi had called this “dream project” while addressing a gathering at Gandhinagar on Monday.

Modi’s visit to Gujarat comes amid the ongoing row over the “delay” in the announcement of dates for the upcoming assembly elections. The PM is also scheduled to address a gathering in Ghogha and undertake a journey to Dahej from Ghogha on the ferry. From Dahej, Modi will leave for Vadodara to inaugurate and lay the foundation stones for projects worth over Rs 1,140 crore.

Check this space for Live Updates on Narendra Modi’s Gujarat visit:

6:58 pm: PM leaves for Delhi

6:55 pm: PM’s roadshow underway in Vadodara; take a look

6:31 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s roadshow underway in Vadodara. WATCH video:

6:25 pm: 31st October we mark the Jayanti of Sardar Patel. Like in the previous years, there will be a ‘Run for Unity.’ Let us take part in this and urge others to join: PM Modi

5:53 pm: Since I was a child I was hearing about a ferry service from Ghogha to Dahej. It was not done all these years because development was never a priority for them. When we got a chance to serve we focussed on all-round development and the ferry is operational today: PM Narendra Modi

5:51 pm: If you scan the newspapers before May 2014 you will see continuous mentions about the record corruption in various sectors: PM Narendra Modi.

5:36 pm: We are clear in our working. All our resources will be spent towards the wellbeing of every citizen. Our priority is development: PM Modi

5:32 pm: The Prime Minister is addressing a public meeting in Vadodara.

5:30 pm: PM addresses public, says that my arrival in Vadodara is causing an ache in people’s stomach. He further says that since they can’t tell me anything directly, the are creating pressure on EC.

5:22 pm: PM Narendra Modi laid foundation stone for flyover from Genda circle to Manisha Chowkdy, water treatment plant at Sindhrot.

4:58 pm: PM Narendra Modi lays foundation stone and dedicate multiple development projects to the nation in Vadodara-WATCH:

4:51 PM: Narendra Modi to lay foundation stone and dedicate multiple development projects to the nation.

4:47 pm: Gujarat Deputy CM Nitinbhai Patel is now addressing the gathering.

4:39 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Vadodara, will address a public meeting.

3:59 pm: Many economists agree that the fundamentals of economy are strong: PM Modi at Dahej rally.

3:47 pm: After all hardcore reforms, economy is on track and moving in right direction: PM Modi at rally in Dahej.

3: 32 PM: WATCH VIDEO – Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Ro-Ro ferry service at Ghogha in Bhavnagar district.

3:30 PM: PM Modi concluded his speech at Dahej.

3: 28 PM: We believe Sagar Mala project alone will provide around 1 Crore jobs: PM Narendra Modi in Dahej

3: 25 PM: Our focus is on the blue economy. We see the blue economy as integral to our vision of a new India: PM

3: 23 PM: Without proper connectivity, the economic development of a nation slows down. Keeping this in mind we are focussing on ports infrastructure: PM

3: 21 PM: Our vision is ports for prosperity. India needs better ports and more ports: PM

3: 20 PM: Pictures of PM Modi on board RO-RO ferry. Take a look:

3: 18 PM: Our mantra is ‘P for P – Ports for Prosperity’: PM Narendra Modi in Dahej

3: 13 PM: Industries should not be located far from coasts, it increases the ease of doing business and cuts down logistics: PM Narendra Modi

3: 10 PM: Ro-ro ferry service will give a big boost to coastal shipping and tourism: Narendra Modi

3: 09 PM: The ro-ro ferry service launched today will give a new dimension to tourism sector of our country, says PM Narendra Modi

3: 07 PM: PM Modi is addressing a public gathering in Dahej.

3: 06 PM Prime Minister Narendra Modi on board a ro-ro ferry between Ghogha and Dahej, reports ANI.


3: 00 PM: After inaugurating the Ro-Ro ferry in Ghogha in Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a ride on the ferry to Dahej.

2: 01 PM: Ro-Ro Ferry service today started between Ghogha and Dahej. PM Modi and CM Vijay Rupani took the first ride in the ferry. Watch Video:

12: 53 PM: PM concluded his speech and said, “I request everyone to cooperate with the government. My warmest wishes to one and all. Jai Hind.”

12: 50 PM: The goal is to make our transport sector integrated and state of the art, says PM

12: 48 PM: Sadly, our transport sector was not integrated enough. We have changed that in the last three years. The goal is to make our transport sector integrated and state of the art: PM Modi

12: 44 PM: We are planning to link a number of other places also through ferries: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

12: 43 PM: We are planning to build Maritime University and maritime museum in Lothal: PM

12: 42 PM: This ferry service will not be restricted to this one route. We are planning to link other places also through ferries: PM Modi

12: 40 PM: “Gujarat is located strategically from where we can reach any part of the world.We should make the most of it,” says PM

12: 39 PM: We changed the policies and determined to build terminals: PM

12: 36 PM: Gujarat is blessed with a long coastline and we should harness opportunities arising due to this. We took steps in developing coastal infrastructure: PM

12: 35 PM: PM Modi said that transportation through waterways is the cheapest mode.

12: 33 PM: This is an opportunity to bring rich history of Ghogha back: PM

12: 32 PM: When I was serving as CM, I faced hostility from the then Central Government. Efforts were made to stall industries and the state’s growth. Over the last three years we have changed that and given importance to the development of Gujarat: PM Modi

(Twitter/ @PMOIndia)

12: 30 PM: I congratulate the local leaders for joining hands in completing the dairy project: PM

12: 28 PM: Imagine how much time and petrol this ferry service will save. This ferry service connects Saurashtra and South Gujarat…people from these regions frequently travel to and fro: PM Modi

12: 26 PM: “Gujarat is the land of Lothal. How can we forget these aspects of our history. This programme is to bring back to life our glorious past, connect Saurashtra & South Gujarat,” said PM Modi.

12: 23 PM: The history of human civilisation illustrates the vitality of rivers and maritime trade: PM Modi

12: 22 PM: “I am also here with regard to a project in dairy sector, a sector to which we have given immense importance over the last two decades. I urge people to explore opportunities in animal husbandry,” said PM Modi.


12: 18 PM: Ferry service is a first of sorts. Its a dream come true for people of Gujarat: PM Modi

12: 15 PM: PM Modi inaugurated Ro-Ro ferry service & cattle feed plant in Ghogha. Take a look:

12: 11 PM: “I am happy to be in Gujarat to personally convey new year greetings. This programme may be for a ferry between Ghogha and Dahej but this programme is of vital importance for the entire nation,” said PM.

12: 09 PM: The Prime Minister is addressing a public meeting in Bhavnagar District.

12: 05 PM: PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the Ghogha Dahej RoRo ferry service today, reported ABP News.


11: 50 AM: Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said the Ghogha-Dahej ro-ro ferry will cover the longest-distance ferry service in India.

11: 46 AM: Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani is now addressing the gathering.

11: 42 AM: PM Modi is in Ghogha to inaugurate Ghogha-Dahej Ro-Ro ferry service and cattle feed plant in Gujarat.


11: 38 AM: PM Modi has reached Ghogha where he will inaugurate the Ro-Ro ferry service and cattle feed plant.

PM Modi at the inauguration of Ro-Ro ferry service and cattle feed plant in Ghogha, Gujarat. (Twitter/BJP4India)

11: 35 AM: Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani welcomed PM Modi at the airport.

11: 30 AM: PM Narendra Modi has reached Bhavnagar airport. He will now head to Ghogha. Prior to his visit, BJP posted a tweet about RO-RO ferry service. Take a look:

11: 26 AM: ALSO READ | What is Ghogha-Dahej RORO ferry service in Gujarat? Why is it PM Narendra Modi’s dream project?

11: 20 AM: Last month, he hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe here and launched the bullet train project. Modi had also dedicated to the nation the Sardar Sarovar Dam on river Narmada at an event coinciding with his 67th birthday

11: 15 AM: PM’s visits assume significance as Assembly elections is due in Gujarat in December.

11: 07 AM: PM Narendra Modi arrives in Bhavnagar. He was received by CM Vijay Rupani and Deputy CM Nitin Patel.

11: 05 AM: Earlier in the day, giving a brief about his visit, PM Modi took to Twitter and said:

10: 56 AM: Prior to his visit, BJP Gujarat on Twitter shared a video of PM Modi who will launch India’s First ‘Ro-Ro’ Ferry Services Between Ghogha-Dahej which would be South Asia’s first of its kind. Watch here to know interesting details about RoRo Ferry Service:

10: 43 AM: The prime minister had visited Gujarat on Monday, when he addressed the BJP workers at a rally in Gandhinagar. Prior to that, Modi had visited his home town Vadnagar on October 8 and also inaugurated and laid foundation stones of various projects in Rajkot, Vadnagar, Gandhinagar, and Bharuch.

10: 38 AM: Modi had last visited Vadodara, a constituency from where he contested the 2014 Lok Sabha election and won by a record margin, on October 22 last year to inaugurate a new airport terminal building and distribute assistance devices to the divyang (specially-abled) people, as per the report by PTI. He had also won from Varanasi seat in Uttar Pradesh which he retained.

10: 30 AM: Vadodara Municipal Commissioner Vinod Rao yesterday had said that PM Modi will dedicate to people a Rs 100-crore city command and control centre in Badamadi Garden, Rs 125-crore Janmahal city transport hub and multi-level parking (under PPP), a Rs 160 crore multi-modal city transport hub, Rs 267 crore waste-to-energy processing plant.

10: 26 AM: Modi had laid the foundation stone for the project in January 2012, when he was the chief minister of Gujarat, reported PTI. In Vadodara, Modi will inaugurate eight different projects worth Rs 1,140 crore.

10: 19 AM: In the second phase, which would be ready in two months, cars can also be carried between the two towns.

10: 13 AM: Ajay Bhadoo, Chief Executive Officer of Gujarat Maritime Board which is executing the ro-ro project, said the first phase of the service to be inaugurated by Modi on Sunday is meant for passengers.

10: 00 AM: He will address a gathering in Ghogha and undertake a journey to Dahej from Ghogha on the ferry. From Dahej, he will leave for Vadodara, where he is scheduled to inaugurate and lay the foundation stones for projects worth over Rs 1,140 crore.

9: 53 AM: The prime minister had called the ferry service, which will reduce the distance between the two towns from 310 kilometres by road to 30 kilometres, his “dream project” while addressing a gathering at Gandhinagar on Monday.

9: 40 AM: He will lay the Foundation Stones of several infrastructure and development projects, including an integrated transport hub, regional water supply schemes, housing projects, and a flyover.

9: 32 AM: Modi tweeted that Ro-Ro Ferry service will boost connectivity in Gujarat

9: 23 AM: PM is slated to lay foundation stones and inaugurate projects worth Rs 1,140 crore in Vadodara before taking out a 14km road show to the Vadodara airport, and then fly off to New Delhi.

9: 18 AM: After his arrival at Dahej, Modi will travel to Vadodara to address a public rally at the sprawling Navlakhi Grounds.

9: 15 AM: Official sources claim that the second phase will be commissioned by the end of January 2018.

9: 13 AM: In the final phase of the RO RO (Roll on, Roll off) ferry service, the ferries would also have facility to carry trucks between the two regions.

9: 05 AM: PM Modi will also lay the foundation stone for the capacity expansion of the Mundra-Delhi petroleum product pipeline, and a greenfield marketing terminal project of HPCL, at Vadodara.

8: 59 AM: The Prime Minister will hand over keys of houses to beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban, as well as Rural).

8: 53 AM: From Dahej, the Prime Minister will travel to Vadodara. At a public meeting there, he will dedicate to the nation, the Vadodara City Command Control Centre; the Waghodiya Regional Water Supply Scheme; and the New Head Office Building of the Bank of Baroda, at Vadodara.

8: 45 AM: Also at the public meeting in Ghogha, the Prime Minister will inaugurate the Sarvottam Cattle Feed Plant of Shree Bhavnagar District Cooperative Milk Producers Union Ltd.

8: 38 AM: The idea of the ferry service was first conceived in early 1960s. The foundation stone for current works was laid by Modi in 2012 when he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat.

8: 35 AM: At a public meeting in Ghogha, the Prime Minister will inaugurate Phase 1 of the RO RO (Roll on, Roll off) ferry service between Ghogha and Dahej.  This ferry service shall reduce the travel time between Ghogha in Saurashtra, and Dahej in South Gujarat, from about seven or eight hours, to just over an hour.

8: 30 AM: PM Narendra Modi will visit Gujarat today where he will launch different projects in Ghogha, Dahej and Vadodara.

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  1. S
    Oct 22, 2017 at 7:45 pm
    There it is. It is official now. NEWS ALERT : Mr Modi confirms that has ordered CEC to withhold the announcement of dates for Gujarat till PM of Gujarat completes his freebie announcements. CEC is expected to announce dates in the next 48 to 72 hours. Will any of the cons utional pillars survive his term as PM. He had 40 months with no accomplishment of note sans raksha terror ?????
    1. Subramanian Natarajan
      Oct 22, 2017 at 2:16 pm
      Thank god. Even our nation could have commercial ferry service. After Nehru, we became bankrupt mentally and nothing was done to improve our commerce. Even GST was prolonged since Congress never wanted to implement any change in commerce.We thank the present government for this activity. I saw the ferry commercially in New York.
      1. M
        Oct 22, 2017 at 1:26 pm
        All development happening in Gujarat only, the PM launches projects only in poll bound states to catch attention votes.
        1. V
          Oct 22, 2017 at 12:15 pm
          It Seems, HE is PM of Gujarat only. Sooner he will follow the Desai Legacy wait and see.
          1. L
            Oct 22, 2017 at 11:57 am
            All blind bhakts will be fed from this fodder factory
            1. Harvinder Maini
              Oct 22, 2017 at 10:37 am
              He should tie a poster in his neck written thereon MAIN FENKU MODI HUN
              1. Harvinder Maini
                Oct 22, 2017 at 9:53 am
                This fenku is cheeting India. He has not done anything and will not do anything. He is a biggest cheater in India and must be thrown out of country.
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