On 13th January 2023, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the “world’s longest river cruise”, MV Ganga Vilas, and inaugurate a ‘Tent City’ on the banks of the Ganga river in Varanasi through a video conferencing.
- MV Ganga Vilas will start its journey from Varanasi and sail around 3,200 km in 51 days to reach Dibrugarh in Assam via Bangladesh, traversing across 27 river systems in the two countries.
MV Ganga Vilas
- The cruiser has three decks, and 18 suites on board with a capacity of carrying 36 tourists and all luxury amenities.
- The maiden voyage has 32 tourists from Switzerland signing up for the entire length of the journey.
- The tourists will get an opportunity to embark upon an experiential voyage and indulge in the art, culture, history, and spirituality of India and Bangladesh.