Jammu and Kashmir’s water transport authority has introduced the primary imported luxurious boat for cruise on the Jhelum river with an intention to revive water transport in Kashmir.
The 30-seater ”Bus Boat” is presently present process trial runs in Jhelum river between Lasjan in outskirts of Srinagar and Chattabal Weir, since July 10 this yr.
Moreover the ”Bus Boat”, Sukhnag Enterprises, a marine tools provider agency, has additionally commissioned a 10-12 seater luxurious pontoon boat and a 14-seater rescue boat within the Jhelum river. The ”Bus Boat” and the rescue boat had been procured from New Zealand-based firm named Mac whereas the posh pontoon boat has been shipped from america, knowledgeable Imran Malik Director of Sukhnag Enterprises.
The aim of this new developmental step is to revive decades-old water transport tradition in Jhelum river which is among the identification in addition to heritage of Kashmir.
“It is an initiative by the government of Jammu and Kashmir for revival of water transport. This boat has been made keeping in the mind the current needs of the people. The boast has air conditioning, music system and television. This is an optimum solution to decongest roads,” Malik advised ANI.
The most recent endeavor is a part of Centre’s Swadesh Darshan scheme funded below the Prime Minister’s Improvement Programme (PMDP) aimed toward built-in theme-based infrastructure growth of vacationer websites together with river Jhelum in Kashmir.
After the Shikara trip of world-famous Dal Lake this imported distinctive ”Bus Boat” will even play a serious position to draw vacationers from totally different elements of the world.
Aqib Sultan, a neighborhood resident stated that the brand new imported boat will function a brand new level of attraction for vacationers within the valley.
“One major benefit is that this boat will attract tourists. They will be more excited to ride it and take a tour around the Dal lake and across the entire Jhelum river. They will be exploring all the best places. It will be sailing throughout the Jhelum area and the old city as well. I have seen it for the first time. The innovation is really at its best,” stated Sultan.
Gautam Bossley, driver of the boat knowledgeable that it’s a fibreglass boat.
“It is a glass fiber boat with all facilities. An added benefit is that a meeting like a conference of 10-12 people can be done inside the boat. This boat has a new look that will entice the tourists. It is a step towards enhancing water transport,” he stated.