Lucknow: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off MV Ganga Vilas’ cruise, the world’s longest river cruise, today in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. The luxury journey from Varanasi covers a distance of over 3,200 km through 27 river valleys in five states of India and Bangladesh. The ship departs from Ravidas Ghat. 31 passengers will begin a 51-hour journey through 50 destinations. This is a new step for Indian tourism.
The name of the new ship is ‘MV Ganga Vilas’. The ship is equipped with all luxurious facilities to accommodate 36 tourists including 3 decks and 18 rooms. Apart from this, it also has a gym, spa centre and library. A group of 31 passengers from Switzerland and Germany will begin the journey on the ship. Along with 31 passengers, there are 41 crew on board.
The ship will pass through 27 river basins. This will improve the relations with Bangladesh. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision made all this possible. The Ganga Vilas project, which is a public-private partnership model, will invite more competition and boost the growth of the tourism sector, said Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.