The MV Ganga Vilas, The Longest Riverboat in the World, is Launched by PM Modi in Varanasi. Posted on January 13, 2023 News By Akta Yadav 65 Views MV Ganga Vilas The world's most extended river cruise, the MV Ganga Vilas, was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday in Varanasi. The MV Ganga Vilas will sail from Varanasi and travel 3,200 kilometers (about 51 days) over 27 river systems in Bangladesh and India to reach Dibrugarh in Assam. The Journey The MV Ganga Vilas Cruise ship, which will depart from Varanasi, will travel 3,200 miles in 51 days, passing through 27 river systems and numerous states before arriving in Dibrugarh. Visits to 50 tourist destinations are scheduled during the journey, including stops at World Heritage sites, national parks, river ghats, and important cities, including Patna in Bihar, Sahibganj in Jharkhand, Kolkata in West Bengal, Dhaka in Bangladesh, and Guwahati in Assam. MV Ganga Vilas It will make pit stops to see Sarnath, a Buddhist landmark, the iconic Ganga Art in Varanasi, and even the largest river island in Assam. The travelers will also visit Vikramshila University and the Bihar School of Yoga. The Sunderbans in the Bay of Bengal and Kaziranga National Park delta will be traveled throughout the MV Ganga Vilas Cruise. The Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways coordinate the project to promote ship tourism. The Union Minister for Tourism stated that all facilities and security measures had been taken to ensure the safety of visitors crossing the international crossing between India and Bangladesh. To encourage cruise travel in India, the government is pursuing several actions. The guests spent the first two days exploring the local area even as they boarded the cruise on January 10. The Passenger Vessel There are 18 suites on board, with a capacity of 36 passengers, and the ship has three decks. It is equipped with all the finest facilities. For the whole duration of the inaugural trip, 32 Swiss visitors have signed up. Everyday expenses per individual will be around Rs 25,000. The project has received backing from the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI), a division of the Ministry of Shipping, Ports, and Waterways. However, it will be run by private operators. Bookings will soon be available for the MV Ganga Vilas's upcoming trip, which has already been planned for September this year. The Antara River Cruises website allows for the purchase of tickets. Travel to Rivers Union Shipping & Ports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal stressed the need for growing river cruise tourism in the nation, pointing out that the industry would create jobs in the surrounding areas. According to him, river tourism circuits would be designed and connected with the already-existing tourism circuits for maximum exposure and rapid growth of this industry in the nation. According to a government announcement, eight river cruise ships are running between Kolkata and Varanasi in India, and cruise travel is also available on National Waterways 2 (Brahmaputra). MV Ganga Vilas The Indian government has taken several actions to support the growth of the cruise tourism sector in the nation, including infrastructural improvements, rationalization of port fees, elimination of eviction costs, priority berthing for cruise ships, and the availability of e-visa facilities. India wants to raise the number of cruise passengers from 0.4 million to 4 million. Cruise tourism's economic potential will increase from $110 million to $5.5 billion in the upcoming years. Do visit our website for much more news articles where we share The True Stories of The World, The TopStoriesWorld.Com.