After a two year break, boats are likely to start again to Nehru Garden situated in Fateh Sagar lake. This is part of a tender that is being released by UIT for running the boats at Fateh Sagar lake.
This is the first time that the boats will be run under the aegis of UIT. Earlier the contracts of running boating services in Fateh Sagar was under the purview of UMC, PWD and RTDC contractors.
UIT has initiated the tendering process for operating boat services from 3 places at Fateh Sagar. Tendering process has noted the following places for operating the boating services: a) opposite Moti Magri gate, b) opposite Mumbaiyya Bazaar and c) opposite Guru Govind Singh Park.
Boats for Nehru Garden will be run from the jetty opposite Guru Govind Singh park. Boats from rest of the two jetties will be for giving tourists a ride around the lake. It is estimated that the three year tender will give revenue of around Rs 5 Crores per annum.
Boats last ran to Nehru Garden in January 2017.