September 15, 2019
Six houseboats during the Pujas
The government is introducing houseboats across Bangla to attract more tourists. Six would be introduced during the Pujas. Two more would be introduced later.
The new services would be started in Kolkata, Chandannagar, Gajoldoba and Mukutmanipur. Later, houseboat service would be introduced on several other rivers in the districts.
Of the six, two houseboats would be used by the Forest Department. Two are meant for hosting small functions, with each having a capacity for 70 people. The rest two are meant for all tourists, with one to be kept in Gajoldoba and another in Mukutmanipur. In the next phase, a houseboat would be introduced at the Maithon Dam.
Source: Ei Samay