How about partying in the middle of Sukhna Lake? In a first of its kind initiative Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation Ltd (CITCO) has introduced a solar mini-cruise ship in the Sukhna Lake, which is the most visited tourist spot in Chandigarh, to further boost tourism in the city. Though for now it is on trial basis, there is possibility that in first half of New Year, city will have more than one solar mini-cruise ship in the lake.
“We had got a proposal for running a solar cruise. We thought it was a good initiative. But right now it is on a trial basis. If it does well and if we get that response and if it is successful then certainly we will be shooting tender and getting mini-cruise ships at Sukhna for long term. At present, even we don’t know how this will go forward,” Kavita Singh, managing director of CITCO told TOI.
“This will also depend on the revenue that the solar mini-cruise ship would bring.” The proposal was accepted by CITCO also because it promotes green initiative by being solar-powered. The mini-cruise ship has a capacity of 25 people and will also available for mini parties. It was introduced in Sukhna Lake last week. It is owned by a private agency which runs similar boats in Bathinda.
“They run a amusement entertainment park at Sukhna Lake and we have set up the project on a revenue sharing trial basis. Let’s hope it is technically feasibile,” Singh said.