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Inland Water Transportation

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Cruise from Patna to Varanasi

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Inland Water Transportation

  1. 1. INLAND WATER TRANSPORT IN INDIA TOPIC “CRUISE FROM PATNA TO VARANASI” Presented by: Kumar Satyaveer
  2. 2. BACKGROUND  Inland Water Transport (IWT) is an environment friendly mode of transport.  It has a vast potential to act as an alternate and supplementary mode of transportation under certain conditions.  India has an extensive network of rivers, lakes and canals which, upon development, can provide an efficient network of inland transportation.  The current share of IWT in total inland transport is not very significant.  ‘INLAND WATERWAY AUTHORITY OF INDIA’ is the authority under Ministry of Shipping, GOI.
  3. 3. ‘ABN RAJMAHAL’-An unforgettable trip from Patna to Varanasi 7 nights cruise sailing from Patna to Varanasi.  Cruise Line :Assam Bengal Navigation  Price : Less than USD 2000 (1.20 lacs INR)  Season : August-September
  4. 4. SPECIFICATIONS ABOUT THE SHIP
  5. 5. INTERIORS OF ABN RAJMAHAL
  6. 6. CHALLENGES TO FACE  Price factor.  Seasonal i.e. Aug-Sept.  Itinerary subject to climatic and river condition.  Presently lacking GPS navigation support.  Will attract only rich or affluent people.  Pollution in the “Ganges”.  Time factor.
  7. 7. ADVANTAGES  Tourism promotion.  Source of revenue generation.  Waterways as a new mode of transportation.  A tribute to ‘Ganga’.  Source of employment.
  8. 8. LESS POPULAR DESTINATIONS WILL GET EXPLOITED Journey will cover many tourist destinations which are still less explored.  Small Moughal Tomb at Maner.  Confluence of the river Ganga with river Son at port Doriganj.  Ballia and Buxar where the famous Battle Of Pallasey was fought in 1757.  Visit the memorial cemetery of East India Company.  Chausa and Gazipur still a centre for (official) opium production.  Visit the little town of Zamania(mysterious monolithic column)  Sarnath and the Deer Park where Buddha preached his first sermon.  Varanasi To Chunar, visit great Moughal fort and the old British Cemetery  Lastly, joining the great Ganga Arti ceremony at Varanasi.
  9. 9. HOW TO PROMOTE THE CRUISE TRANSPORT ?  Through online marketing.  Spreading awareness among inbound tourist especially Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, Chinese, Indonesian, Cambodian & British.  Presenting local cuisines to the tourists.  Dolphins in the river Ganga may be one of the factors.  A advent of cruise transport in states like U.P. & Bihar.
  10. 10. THANK YOU!

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