KP To Launch Water Sports In Babughat


Kolkata: River Ganges will turn into a hub of water sports from July 29 as Kolkata Police has taken an initiative to organize events like water skiing and gemini boat rides. The event, planned on the lines of those organized on major rivers across the world, will be organized every weekend from next Saturday.

“We have done extensive planning with the professionals who manage similar water sports in the state. There are multiple issues like safety and security of the people who participate in such sports. We are looking into every such issue before the event gets rolled out,” said Syed Waqar Raza, DC (Port) of Kolkata Police. The events will include bumpy rides, gemini boat rides and water skiing on river Hooghly. To begin with cops have zeroed in on the area on the river near Baje Kadamtala Ghat on the southern side of Babughat.

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In order to avoid chance of any accident, participants will be given instructions about precautions for water sport. Every one of them will have to wear life jackets apart from maintaining some other security aspects during the ride. In case of an accident, boats patrolling nearby will immediately rescue them.

“To begin with we have planned it on every weekend for next two months. Anybody can get registered for the watersport. Those who are interested can register themselves online or can contact on the whatsapp (8697970095),” said an official at Lalbazar.