Guwahati: Country’s longest river ropeway to be inaugurated today


GUWAHATI: The longest river ropeway connecting Guwahati and North Guwahati over the Brahmaputra river will be launched today. Assam health, finance and education minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma will inaugurate the ropeway at 11.30 AM.

The ropeway is around 2 KM long and the distance shall be covered in 8-9 minutes. There are two carriages and each carriage can carry 32 passengers.

One way of the ride will cost Rs. 60, while a two-way commute will require Rs. 100.

The inauguration of the river ropeway has brought a ray of hope to the people of North Guwahati who have been facing perils in communication over the years. It is also expected to boost the tourism sector in the state.