VISIT TO MUNGER - II
An afternoon in Munger
An afternoon in Munger
8th March, 2010.
This was another afternoon in Munger, when I had time to visit the favourite spots of mine after the IMC meeing @ ITI,Munger was over.ITC was nice in sparing a car for me to visit the hill atop which are the 'majhar' and '52-darwaza' building I wrote about in my 1st hub on Munger (published in 2008).
Unlike last time, this afternoon , the sky was clear and the sunlight adequate. I could view the north-bound course of the Ganges at a distance, getting split into two parts and flowing towards Sultanpur where they unite. The colour of the sand from the distance was grayish white.Closer on the eastern shore,workers were blasting and chipping away rocks from the lower section of this hill for construction job . Sad as the hillock will soon lose its eastern slope.
I must add one interesting point about the course of the Ganges : it is essentially from the east-to-west and from north-to-south.Only at a few places, including Benares and Munger, the Ganges has a horse-shoe shape, and flows from the south-to-north .From this hill top at the eastern fringe of this town,one can have a long view the river's course.
We drove the crowded roads of the town to the western fringe of the town. A big bridge from west-to-east coast of river is under construction.The pillars through the river bed are ready.While standing at a height on the earthen barrier created on the riverside, could see workers were busy in the fabrication yard just by its side. The bridge will reduce the driving time between Munger and Begusarai by 3 hours.According to local feed-back, the project is of 10years tenure and the road is expected to be ready after 5 more years.
The sun was about to set and the water was a combination of blue and gold. Quite a few boats were moving around and a ferry, very likely the last one for the day, left for the town on the other side of the Ganges.
'Kastoharinee ghat' had groups of young men enjoying the breeze and the sunset. I found occasional bathers taking a few dips, but no swimmers.
Enjoy the few photos I have clicked during this visit.
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