After a three long month hiatus, we are taking baby steps towards all things good. Finally, the residents of Varanasi will not have to wait for the calming and scenic boat rides. The city of Varanasi is all set for unlock 2.0.
For the people of Varanasi, the boat rides are not just any other boat rides. For many tourists and residents alike, it is the means of transport to travel from one ghat to another and a livelihood for hundreds of boatmen. As the prestigious Ganga boat rides are back in water sailing, it brings with it a relief for uncountable boatmen and residents.
Though, there is a relaxation for boat rides. But not everyone can resume services. The Varanasi District Administration has only allowed the boatmen registered on the smart city portal by the Varanasi Municipal Corporation. The first boat ride after reopening was taken by Kaushal Raj Sharma, District Magistrate of Varanasi.
Even though the cases are on a boom, the state and central government are taking measures to revive the economy that has been crumbled due to the pandemic but ensuring all the necessary precautions.
Varanasi is set for unlock 2.0. When are you taking your first boat ride?