Ever wondered and dreamed of travelling in a big Cruise ship like they show in the movies? Did you ever fantasize over Titanic and a near recent Dil Dhadakne Do? This is not about the already existing Kerala boat rides or Goa Cruises, which are already huge hits. But it is about ferrying a cruise for days. Out of the very ordinary, this plan has come up to spice up the possible route which was already connected through road and rail. Lets see how it takes form in the coming months.
India’s Cruise ride
As per the reports, India and our friendly neighboring country Bangladesh are planning for a ship ride. In a standard operational procedure of examining cruise vessels and coastal shipping routes, the countries have come up with this interesting idea. An idea of a waterway trip from Kolkata to Guwahati in West Bengal via Dhaka in Bangladesh.
The usual train route did not enthuse the travelers anymore. They became just like any other railway or roadway route. Even the Indian Protocol routes are being considered in solidifying the plan.
The Shipping Ministry delegated the work to the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI), in order to facilitate a passenger cruise line. The waters of Ganga in Indian region, Jamuna in Bangladesh region and Brahmaputra in Assam(Indian) region now get connected through this line.
As per the Secretary of Shipping Ministry is concerned, the talks between the nations are going on to completely formulate, finalise, allocate and execute the plan. The reports gave us March 29th,2019 as the operational date. And if the plan succeeds, our Indian National Waterways will be taking a huge step towards development and progress. Not to forget Popularity.