Amaravati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off MV Ganga Vilas, the world’s longest river cruise, on Friday through a video conference. Prime Minister Modi laid the foundation stone for many other inland waterways projects worth Rs.1000 corrers. Modi said on the occasion of this Prime Minister that there are fields in India that are beyond your imagination. PM Modi told the tourists that India cannot be defined in words; we can feel such things through our mind. Union Waterways Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, other Union Ministers and officials of various departments participated in the programme. The Ganga Vilas is India’s first river cruise ship, this luxury cruise ship that travels 3,200 kilometers across the Ganga and Brahmaputra rivers, is also reputed to be the world’s largest river cruise ship.
Features of Ganga Vilas:- MV Ganga Vilas, started its maiden voyage of 51 days from Varanasi on Friday. Covering five states of India and some parts of Bangladesh, it will travel a total distance of 3,200 km and reach Dibrugarh. This cruise will travel through 27 river systems. The cruise will cover 50 tourist destinations including world heritage sites, national parks, river ghats, major cities like Patna in Bihar, Sahibganj in Jharkhand, Kolkata in West Bengal, Dhaka in Bangladesh, and Guwahati in Assam as part of its maiden voyage. MV Ganga Vilas will carry 32 tourists from Switzerland on its maiden voyage.
Ticket Rate:- Along with state-of-the-art facilities for passengers, the cruise includes suite rooms, spa, gym centers, French balconies, LED TVs, safety lockers to hide valuables, smoke detectors, convertible beds etc. It costs Rs.25, 000 to Rs.50, 000 per day and the total cost per passenger for the 51-day journey is around Rs. Cruise Director Raj Singh said that it will be up to 20 lakhs. It has been revealed that the cruise will be equipped with pollution-free system and noise control technology. He said that in this cruise, there is a sewage treatment plant to prevent sewage from flowing into the Ganges, and a filtration plant to purify the Ganges water for bathing and other purposes has also been installed in it.