Arun Jaitley to dedicate steamboats to cremation ghats in Varanasi

Union Minister Arun Jaitley will dedicate to the public two steamboats that will ferry bodies to cremation ghats on the banks of Ganga during his visit here on Saturday.

PTI| Last Updated: Mar 27, 2015, 22:46 PM IST

Varanasi: Union Minister Arun Jaitley will dedicate to the public two steamboats that will ferry bodies to cremation ghats on the banks of Ganga during his visit here on Saturday.

"Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will dedicate two steamboats - 'Jal Shav Vahini' - tomorrow at Assi ghat in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency," BJP's media-in- charge of Varanasi and Eastern UP region Sanjay Bhardwaj said.

PM's Principal Secretary Nipendra Misra along with other officials will also be present on the occasion, he added.

These boats will ferry bodies without any fee to cremation ghats -- Manikarnika and Harishchandra -- from Badhua Ghat at Ram Nagar, Raj Ghat and Vishwa Sundari bridge.

"They will help people to reach the ghats which are located in the crowded parts of the city without any hassle," Bhardwaj added.