In Cronkite’s town, one can breathe a sigh of relief on the Ganges in the afternoon. At dusk, the sun sets, leaving the sky pale. At that time the ferry gets busy. The shipping arrangement is strong. This is how lemon tea and khadi garam gather on summer afternoons on the banks of the Ganga. Such a scene is very common in the places along the Ganges. However, now people depend on cafes. Many people enjoy sitting in an air-conditioned cafe and sipping a cup of coffee. This time sitting on the banks of the Ganges is also possible. Enjoy the beauty of Ganga while sipping a cup of coffee. Rooftop canteens will be built at important Ganga Ghats in cities and suburbs.
Rooftop canteens will be built in important Ganga forests adjacent to cities and suburbs. The first floor of the rooftop will have a ticket counter and passenger boarding and alighting facilities. A cafeteria will also be built on the second floor. Ranges like Millennium Park, Fairly, Ramakrishnapur Ghat, Chandpal, Dakshineshwar, Belur, Chandannagar etc. will be decorated in this new pattern. However, there will be no canteen at Dakshineshwar and Belur. Such important Gangetic Hills in KMDA area are being developed under Urban Growth Scheme.
Now you can sit at the rooftop cafe and sip a cup of coffee. Enjoy the beauty of Ganga. However, it does not end there. Transtile gates are to be installed at 140 ghats for the convenience of passengers. There will be lavatories and toilets for passengers. There will also be a platform bridge and moving stairs in forests with railway tracks. Boats have been arranged with the help of the World Bank. Ferricott is surrounded by greenery. There will be sidewalks for walking. There will also be a garage for bikes.
This transtile gate sits on metro-style boats. Out of 140 ghats, 22 ferry routes already have this gateway. In coming days apart from smart card, you can also scan QR code to travel. Work on modernization of a total of 24 jetties in Kolkata and suburbs like Howrah, Barrackpore, Karda has already started. There will be a full iron jetty, floating jetty and lighting system. In the future, modern pollution-free batteries will run on the Ganges. All things considered, work is underway to streamline water transport across the state.