Published on: January 14, 2023

MV Ganga Vilas

MV Ganga Vilas


http://kyleschen.com/2014/03/15/simplicity-in-action/ Why in news? how to buy prednisone from canada Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the world’s longest river cruise  MV Ganga Vilas  and the tent city at Varanasi.


Highlights:

  • MV Ganga Vilas is the first indigenously made cruise vessel in India
  • Nature : It has three decks, 18 suites on board with a capacity of 36 tourists, with all the modern amenities.
  • Period : 51 days
  • Distance : 3,200 km
  • Major states: 5
  • Route : 50 places, Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh to Dibrugarh in Assam via Bangladesh, sailing across 27 river systems in India and Bangladesh
  • Multiple destinations : Kashi, Patna Sahib, Bodh Gaya, Vikramshila, Dhaka ,Kaziranga National Park and the Sundarbans
  • Major cities: Patna in Bihar, Sahibganj in Jharkhand, Kolkata in West Bengal, Dhaka in Bangladesh and Guwahati in Assam
  • Cruise movement : National Waterways 2 (Brahmaputra).

Parent Organization:

  • Coordinator: Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways to ship tourism project.
  • Managed by private operators, the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI), under the Ministry of Shipping, Ports and Waterways (MoPSW)

About National Waterway 2

  • River : Brahmaputra
  • North end: Sadiya
  • South end: Bangladesh border
  • Owner: Inland Waterways Authority of India
  • Fixed terminals: Pandu Port.
  • Floating terminals: Dhubri Port, Jogighopa, Tezpur, Silghat, Dibrugarh, Jamuguri, Bogibil, Saikhowa and Sadiya

Tent city at Varanasi

  • Conceptualized on the banks of River Ganga to tap the potential of tourism in the region.
  • Located at opposite to city Ghats that provide accommodation facilities and cater to the increased tourists influx in Varanasi
  • Developed by: Varanasi Development Authority in PPP mode.
  • Operational time: October to June every year and will be dismantled for three months due to rise in river water level in the rainy season.