Narendra Modi, flagged off the MV Ganga Vilas

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

On Friday, Narendra Modi flagged off the world’s longest river cruise which is a longest river cruise. He termed it an “amalgam” of the modern and the ancient and said that the cruise would open new vistas for tourists from across the world.

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

“With this cruise, many places of eastern India will now figure in world tourism map… What can be more unfortunate that since Independence the banks of the Ganga did not develop and thousands of people living along the Ganges had to migrate for job,”

Meanwhile, a government spokesman said that the cruise will travel 3,200 km in 51 days. This five-star moving hotel has 18 suites with a capacity of 36 tourists. Apart from this, it has accommodation for 40 crew members. The modernist ship is 62 meters in length and 12 meters wide and requires a draft of 1.4 meters.
It will take tourists across 27 river systems and will cruise through various prominent destinations.

The cruise will cover 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, According to a statement from Uttar Pradesh Tourism Minister Jaiveer Singh issued in Lucknow.



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