Boat ride on Sabarmati river from next year

January 22nd, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS  

Ahmedabad, Jan 22 (IANS) People of Ahmedabad as well as tourists would be able to enjoy a boat ride on the Sabarmati river from next year, as a firm plans to invest Rs.7.5 million (Rs.75 lakh) to start the service.Akshar Travels Pvt Ltd, an Ahmedabad-based travel firm, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Gujarat government to introduce river cruises and to develop tourism infrastructure along the river.

In the first phase of the project, the company would launch five cruises with a capacity to carry 300 tourists each.

“Subsequently, we intend to deploy two more cruises each in the second and third phases during 2011 and 2012. We will develop a waiting area, parking and two ethnic restaurants on the riverfront along with cruises that will have restaurants on board,” a company official said here Thursday.

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