Special Ferry carried cover with Special cancellation GOAPEX 2021.
The following was released on occasion.
1. Permanent Pictorial Cancellation on Fort Aguada,
2. A Special Ferry carried cover with Special cancellation.
3. Presentation pack & Postcards on Butterfly & Moth Diversity of Goa with Special cancellation,
4. A Special cover with Special cancellation on “Tin Can Mail Experiment”.
Goa Philatelic and numismatic society, Goa being the proponent. Tin Can Mail Experiment was carried out with the assistance of the River Navigation Department of Goa.
The above cover is a Special Ferry carried cover with Special cancellation. The cover was carried from Panji Ferry Terminal (Pin: 403001) to Betim Ferry Terminal (Pin: 403101) it has also the signature of the Carrier person. It has clear cancellation of Panji and Betim .
The Ferry name is F/B Betim and was manufactured in the year 2009 and bears the registration number PNJ-496.
The River Navigation Department, Government of Goa, is instrumental in providing transport service to the commuters across the rivers especially for the islanders in the state of Goa where there are no road accesses. It is responsible for providing round the clock ferry service to the public and for transporting vehicles and goods. This service reduces the traffic load on roads and helps in saving fuel energy by utilizing the untapped water ways.
River Navigation Department (RND) with the objective of serving local people has been declared as \'essential public utility services\' for providing 24 hours ferry transport to the commuters at 20 ferry routes all over Goa with fleet of 39 ferry boats. Everyday about 2.5 lakhs commuters and 18000 vehicals use the ferry service. The River navigation Department was established during preliberation time and still an important mode of transport for the Goans. It is a fact that vast spread inland water ways of Goa have been underutilized.
With its 131-km-long coastline, Goa is an important tourism destination in every tourist\'s itinerary. Tourism is so prominent in the State of Goa that the number of tourists almost equals the state population. Over the recent years the number of local and foreign visitors visiting Goa has been continuously increasing. The pressure on infrastructural facilities in the State has increased significantly. Similarly Goa has widely spread network of inland water ways with two main rivers Zuari and Mandovi and other small rivers such as Terekhol, Chapora, Mapusa, Sal etc. having sufficient draft for navigation. Hence, there is need to develop inland water transport in Goa.