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Ganga Vilas Cruise stuck in Bihar’s Chhapra due to 'shallow water', SDRF rescues tourists | India News

Ganga Vilas Cruise caught in Bihar’s Chhapra as a consequence of ‘shallow water’, SDRF rescues vacationers | Information

Chhapra: Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the much-awaited flagship Ganga Vilas Cruise from Varanasi on January 13. Nonetheless, the luxurious cruise which set off on its 51-day journey received caught in Bihar’s Chhapra as a consequence of water deficiency within the Ganges close to the Doriganj space of the district. As quickly because the SDRF workforce acquired the knowledge, they reached the spot to rescue vacationers. The workforce reached in small boats in order that vacationers do not must face difficulties in reaching Chirand Saran. Chhapra’s CO Satendra Singh who is part of the arrangement-making workforce mentioned that sufficient preparations have been made for the vacationers in Chirand. 

“SDRF workforce is stationed on the ghat in order that speedy motion will be taken on any untoward state of affairs. Because of much less water, there’s a downside in bringing the cruise to the shore. Subsequently, efforts are being made to convey vacationers by way of small boats,” he mentioned. 

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Chirand Saran, located 11 km southeast of Chhapra close to Doriganj Bazar, is crucial archaeological web site within the district. Stupanuma fillings constructed on the banks of the Ghaghra river are seen to be related to Hindu, Buddhist, and Muslim influences. Nonetheless, owing to the shallow water on the shore, it was tough to convey the cruise to the shore, officers mentioned.

Ganga Vilas Cruise additionally has particular options. Its velocity is as much as 12 kilometres per hour upstream and 20 kilometres downstream. The cruise has an RO system for ingesting water, together with a sewage therapy plant. The cruise has all the mandatory services for the comfort of the individuals and their wants. Its fare in India is Rs 25,000 a day, whereas in Bangladesh the fare is Rs 50,000 a day.

The posh triple-deck cruise will journey on the world’s longest waterway from Varanasi to Dibrugarh in Assam. The cruise has a capability of 80 passengers with 18 fits. This cruise will go on an adventurous journey for 51 days and cross by way of Bangladesh for 15 days.

Following this, it is going to go to Dibrugarh by way of the Brahmaputra river in Assam. The posh cruise will cowl a distance of greater than 3,200 km and cross by way of 5 states in India and Bangladesh.

This cruise will cross by way of a complete of 27 river techniques of UP, Bihar, West Bengal, Bangladesh, and Assam. The cruise will cross by way of three main rivers Ganga, Meghna, and Brahmaputra.

The cruise will enter the Bhagirathi, Hooghly, Bidyavati, Malata, and Sundarbans river techniques in Bengal. In Bangladesh, it is going to cross by way of Meghna, Padma, and Jamuna after which enter the Brahmaputra in Assam.

Based on an official assertion, the 51 days cruise is deliberate with visits to 50 vacationer spots together with World Heritage Sights, Nationwide Parks, river Ghats, and main cities like Patna in Bihar, Sahibganj in Jharkhand, Kolkata in West Bengal, Dhaka in Bangladesh and Guwahati in Assam. 

(With inputs from ANI)