- By Nimai Verma
2022.10.01 (Vrindavan Today News): Union Minister Nitin Gadkari is all set to introduce a ferry service between the pilgrimage towns of Gokul and Vrindavan. The proposed plan will not only promote tourism but freight transportation as well. For this, the representatives of the Ministry of Waterways Transport, Inland Waterways Authority, Consultancy Institute WAPCOS, and Cochin Shipyard Limited have conducted a joint inspection of the banks of Yamuna and presented a Preliminary report suggesting a fifty-seater vessel in view of the present proportion of water.
A total of 8 stoppages will be built throughout along with a direct approach to the main road namely: Jugal Ghat, Kishor Ghat, Devhara Baba Ghat, Kesi Ghat, Pani Gaon, Kansa Kila, Vishram Ghat, Gokul Ghat, and Gokul Barrage. The stoppages will be built in such places where it can connect to the main roads easily through the approach roads. Commuters will be able to board and deboard the finalized vessel (or steamer) at these locations. The drafting of the DPR and the final plan are to be concluded soon. District Tourism Officer, D.K. Sharma has stated that the development of the waterways and the riverfront development is to be executed by the Union Ministry, which is closely monitoring the development project. While the Ministry will directly execute the project, it will coordinate with the Uttar Pradesh Braj Teerth Vikas Parishad.