Modi flags off MV Ganga Vilas cruise, terms it ‘amalgam’ of ancient & modern

Ganga Vilas cruise

Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday, flagged off the MV Ganga Vilas, the world’s longest river cruise.

He termed it an “amalgam” of the modern and the warmed-over and said that the trip would unshut new vistas for tourists from wideness the world.

Addressing the function virtually, the Prime Minister said that the trip will bring several tourist destinations on the world map and requite a never-before wits to tourists who can savour the food, culture, religious diversity and natural resources of the country.

“India has everything you can imagine and much increasingly than what you can imagine. India can only be experienced,” he said.

The Prime Minister said that this trip will pave the way for increasingly such cruises on upkeep and luxury categories. He said that there is a need to encourage water transport since this will moreover ensure a uplift to the economy and offer self-employment opportunities for the youth.

He said that the Ganga was not a mere river but a part of Indian heritage.

Welcoming international tourists who will travel on the inaugural cruise, he hoped that they would have a lifetime experience.

Meanwhile, a government spokesman said that the trip will travel 3,200 km in 51 days. This five-star moving hotel has 18 suites with the topics of 36 tourists. Apart from this, it has walk-up for 40 hairdo members. The modernist ship is 62 meters in length and 12 meters wide and requires a typhoon of 1.4 meters.

It will take tourists wideness 27 river systems and will trip through various prominent destinations.

According to a statement from Uttar Pradesh Tourism Minister Jaiveer Singh issued in Lucknow, the trip will imbricate 50 tourist destinations, including world heritage sites, national parks, river ghats, and major cities like Patna in Bihar, Sahibganj in Jharkhand, Kolkata in West Bengal, Dhaka in Bangladesh, and Guwahati in Assam.

There is a Sewage Treatment Plant on this trip so that no sewage flows into the Ganga, as well as a filtration plant which purifies the Ganga water for bathing and other purposes.

The Prime Minister moreover inaugurated a tent municipality that has come up on the banks of the Ganga in Varanasi.

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