Native operator to launch Dhaka to Kolkata cruise

A vessel proprietor in Bangladesh is in search of to run a 10-day cruise from Dhaka to Kolkata.

Md Masum Khan, proprietor of vessel MV Rajarhat C, has utilized with Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) to set sail from Sadarghat on October 10 for Howrah.

Already over 300 folks have sought to guide packages of costs starting from Tk 6,000 to Tk 50,000 for the one-way tour, he informed The My Information, including that any kind of Indian visa would work.

It can take 45 hours to traverse the river and coastal routes to achieve Howrah. The vessel will keep there for 3 days permitting vacationers to go around Kolkata, he mentioned.

Vessel with 8.5-metre draft anchors at Mongla

The vessel may even anchor at completely different locations, permitting travellers to discover numerous landscapes, villages and rural life, historic and archaeological websites, and historical temples.

They’ll additionally expertise cultures and cuisines of each international location, he mentioned.

Rivers have an immense cultural and historic significance for each international location, for which this cruise will probably be an enriching expertise, believes Khan.

If this journey might be run efficiently, the cruise will probably be commonly operated, he mentioned.

The same cruise has already been run from India, flagged off by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 13 this 12 months.

Operated by Antara Cruises, MV Ganga Vilas travelled around 3,200km by 5 states in India and elements of Bangladesh over 51 days.

It was beneath a “Customary Working Process” finalised by the transport ministries of the 2 international locations in October 2018 on the motion of vessels alongside designated coastal and inland routes of the 2 neighbours.

The BIWTA is but to approve the Native operator, mentioned Commodore Arif Ahmed Mostafa, chairman of the BIWTA.

“We obtain a softwar we have now sufficient time at hand to provide approval,” he famous.

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