Hours after media reports said that the river cruise MV Ganga Vilas got stuck in Bihar’s Chhapra district due to low water levels on Monday, the Inland Waterways Authority of India denied that anything such happened.
The river cruise, said to be the world’s longest one, had been flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 13 from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh for its maiden trip to Dibrugarh in Assam.
On Monday afternoon, media reports said that the ship got stuck in Chhapra on the third day of its journey while on its way to Chirand, an archaeological site in the Saran district of Bihar.
A team from the State Disaster Response Force deployed motor boats to ferry the tourists ashore, The Hindu reported.
Saran Sadar Block Development Officer Anand Kumar Vibhuti said that the water level in the river Ganga was not adequate, but said that the tourists did not face any trouble. “…We quickly sent a motor boat to bring them to the archaeological site,” he told the newspaper.
Videos shared by social media users also showed motor boats and trawlers treading near the banks as the cruise remains anchored at a distance.
” न मैं यहाँ आया हूँ न किसी ने बुलाया है !
मुझे तो मैरे यार अडानी ने भिजवाया है..!”
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