Guwahati: The ropeway service connecting Guwahati and North Guwahati over the Brahmaputra resumed from Thursday (July 22) after two and half months. The ropeway service was closed on May 6 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, the fare has been increased as it will run with 50 percent passengers. Earlier the price for both ways was Rs. 100 which has now been increased to Rs. 150.
As per a notice issued by the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority, the services will remain active from 8 am till 5.30 pm.
The passengers that will be taking up the ropeway services will have to strictly adhere to the Covid-19 protocols. Notably, The fare for one way was Rs. 60 which has now been increased to Rs. 100.
The fare for children and senior citizens will remain the same. The weekly fee for using Ropeway has been fixed at Rs 2000 and monthly Rs 6000. The price for especially able passengers is completely free.
However, at present during the corona pandemic, each of the two cabins will carry only 15 passengers on each trip. The fare is Rs 60 for a one-way journey and Rs 100 for both ways. The duration of the service is from 8 am to 6 pm at present. The ropeway covers the distance now in 8-9 minutes.
The longest river ropeway in the country which covers a distance of 1.8 KM was inaugurated on August 24. The ropeway has two cabins – each with a capacity of 30 commuters and two crew members.