Kolkata: On Sunday officials said that The West Bengal Transport Corporation(WBTC) will launch 90 minutes cruise from October 1st ‘ 2020 on the river hoogly along Kolkata’s heritage landmarks at a very cost friendly rate of ₹39. The trip will start and end at the Millennium Park jetty.
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Guests will be able to enjoy the sail down the lanes of Kolkata’s history and heritage from 4 pm to 6 pm from Monday to Friday, and from 12 pm to 2 pm and 4 pm to 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
In the Near future there will be special arrangements for book and Educational Tours.
Amid Coronavirus Pandemic all the safety precautions will be followed and only 150 people will be allowed to go on a cruise at a time.
“The idea is to make heritage river cruise experience affordable, and popular among the youth,” said WBTC managing director Rajanvir Singh Kapur.
“People will be able to see Mayer Ghat where Sri Ma Sarada, wife of Ramakrishna Paramhamsa used to visit daily. From the cruise, people will also be able to pay homage at Nimtala ghat where several legendary icons, including Rabindra Nath Tagore, Acharaya Prafulla Chandra Ray and Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose have been cremated,” said an official.