Lucknow residents won’t have to fly to Venice to experience the world-famous gondola ride. Gondola rides will finally be open to locals, starting Monday, at the Janeshwar Mishra Park. Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav took the first ride with his wife Dimple Yadav and children, in the one of the gondolas after inauguration on Sunday.
The chief minister said the gondola boats will be a major attraction at the park, which has turned into a major tourist destination of the state.
On the occasion, Lucknow Development Authority announced that the 20-minute ride will cost the public Rs 50, which was earlier fixed at Rs 100. In addition, around 20 divers have been stationed at the park for the safety of the visitors.