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PM Modi to flag off the world’s longest luxury river cruise “MV Ganga Vilas” in Varanasi today

'MV Ganga Vilas' cruise is the longest river cruise in the world with facilities like 'five star hotel' inside. Today PM Modi will virtually flag it off after which Ganga Vilas Cruise will leave on its maiden voyage of 3200 kms.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today flag off the world’s longest river cruise ‘Ganga Vilas’ running in the river Ganges under the Centre’s ‘Waterway Project’. This cruise will start the journey from Kashi to Dibrugarh from today. In the first journey, there are 32 passengers from Switzerland who will reach Dibrugarh from Kashi after traveling for 51 days.

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Along with India, the cities of Bangladesh will also fall in the route of this international cruise. Starting on its maiden voyage of 3200 kms, the cruise is 62 meters long and will cost Rs 12 lakh for the 51-day tour.

A new chapter of tourism in Ganga will start with this super luxury cruise. For thousands of years, the Ganga, which saved crores of people on the ghats of Kashi and gave new life, is as if from today it is giving an opportunity to a whole city to frolic with its waves. Today Prime Minister Modi is going to give a unique gift from Kashi to Dibrugarh. ‘MV Ganga Vilas’ cruise is the longest river cruise in the world with facilities like ‘five star hotel’ inside.

See pics: Luxury Suites, Hallways in MV Ganga Vilas Cruise

A Look at Ganga Vilas Cruise, Set to be Flagged Off by PM Modi Today

Ganga Vilas Cruise to Travel From Varanasi to Dibrugarh in Assam Via Bangladesh
The cruise will stay on Bangladesh rivers for a fortnight and thereafter will return to India via Guwahati and reach Dibrugarh. This vessel will also pass through national parks and sanctuaries, including Sundarban Delta and Kaziranga National Park.

Ganga Vilas Luxury Tour to Cover 3,200 km in 50 Days
In 50 days, the luxury cruise with foreign tourists will cover approximately 3,200 km of 27 river systems in India, including the Ganga-Bhagirathi-Hooghly, Brahmaputra, and West Coast Canal. After covering a total distance of 3,200 kms, the cruise will complete the longest voyage in the world.

During the event, the PM will also inaugurate Haldia Multi-Modal Terminal, 4 floating community jetties in Uttar Pradesh, the Skill Development Centre at Guwahati in Assam in order to facilitate the growth of Water Transport in India, IWAI has undertaken several projects, one of which is the Haldia MMT.

Haldia is an industrial port city located on the confluence of River Hoogly and the Bay of Bengal in the state of West Bengal. The geographical advantage of Haldia provides a competitive logistics edge with the waterways. It provides the opportunity to export and import the products at quite affordable rates.

In a tweet, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said, “Symbolising the speed, power and strength of ‘New India’, this river cruise will add new chapters of unity in ‘Ek Bharat-Shreshtha Bharat.” Special efforts have been made for extending all possible comforts to the tourists in the journey with minute details worked out to provide them once-in-a lifetime experience, officials said.

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