Enjoy 90-minute cruise on Hooghly from October 1

From OCTOBER 1, the West Bengal Transport Corporation (WBTC) has decided to launch a 90-minute cruise on the Hooghly river along with Kolkata’s heritage landmarks. The journey will start and end at the Millenium Park jetty at an affordable price of Rs 39 per person.

The cruise is set to have colorful art displayed to reflect Kolkata's cultural ethnicity with traditional Bengali music to entertain the passengers.

“The idea is to make heritage river cruise experience affordable, and popular among the youth,” said WBTC managing director Rajanvir Singh Kapur.

Guests will be able to experience this 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.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, protocols will be followed and social distancing will be maintained and a maximum of 150 people will be allowed. In the future, this might change.

“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.

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