Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off World’s Longest River Cruise-MV Ganga Vilas at Varanasi via video conferencing on Friday. He also inaugurated and laid the foundation stones for several other inland waterways projects worth more than 1000 crore rupees.
Speaking on the occasion Prime Minister said that India has great potential in waterways transport since the country has more than 125 rivers and it’s also a cheap mode of transportation. He said that development works being done in waterways field by the government will increase Transport, trade and tourism. Mr Modi said, it will help in making eastern part as growth engine of the country. Mr Modi said that this is the decade of transformation of infrastructure in the country. Prime Minister highlighted that the Journey of MV Ganga Vilas is not a simple event as this journey is an example of the development in inland waterways system of the country.