Ranchi: The world’s longest Indian cruise will reach Sahibganj on the evening of 23 January. Here tourists will rest for the night and then leave for their destination in the morning. Cultural programs will be organized in Sahibganj for cruise tourists.
Sahibganj Deputy Commissioner Ramniwas Yadav said that other preparations including security arrangements have been made by the district administration. Regarding this, along with the officials, he took stock of the security arrangements near Samada port. The DC informed that after stopping at Sahibganj on the night of January 23, local cultural activities for the guests present on the cruise would be organized after obtaining permission from the Government of India.
It is notable that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the river cruise from Varanasi on January 13. He will reach Dibrugarh after completing his journey in 51 days. Experts believe that this cruise will usher in a new era of river cruise tourism for India. It will travel to 50 tourist destinations including major cities like Patna in Bihar, Sahibganj in Jharkhand, Kolkata in West Bengal, Dhaka in Bangladesh and Guwahati in Assam.
MV Ganga Vilas Ship is 62 meters long and 12 meters wide. It has three decks and 18 suites with a capacity of 36 tourists with all facilities. On the first voyage of the cruise, 32 tourists from Switzerland will enjoy the journey from Varanasi to Dibrugarh. The expected date of arrival of MV Ganga Vilas at Dibrugarh is 1 March 2023.