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Minister Tourism inaugurates Motor Boat Picnic on river Ganges
Tourism Department has an ambitious plan to focus on Ganga Ghats in Patna
as a major tourist attraction. Under this plan the department would be
developing/strengthening certain identified Ghats as Evening Prayer
Ghats (on the lines of similar practice in Varanasi, where "Sandhya
Ganga Aarti" has proved to be extremely popular), developing Ganga
cruise with dining facility (a 48 cover floating restaurant would be
plying on the river Ganges shortly), and developing week end motor boat
picnics on the river Ganges.
Hon'ble Minister Tourism inaugurated the motor boat picnic in the Ganges on 1st June, 2007 at 4.30 PM. Under this scheme BSTDC is running 2 eight seater motor boats from Gandhi Ghat (near Engineering College), down stream in the Ganges. These motor boats would not only afford a fun filled and exciting river journey to the tourists but would also take them to a river Island. The river island would have arrangements for rest, recreation and eatables. The river island would have facilities for Volley ball, Cricket, Flying disc, Ring ball etc. In addition there would be facilities for mouth watering food stuffs like Samosa, noodles, mineral water, ice-cream, tea, coffee and a variety of light snacks. Both the sports facilities and eatables can be availed on nominal payments. Picnickers would have the option of buying food coupons and sports coupon either from Gandhi Ghat or from the river island. The rates of food coupons and sports coupon is as follows:
Those who are not interested in eatables or sports activities can relax
under reclining chairs, colourful sun umbrellas and chhatari being
provided by BSTDC.