Guwahati: Ropeway to be inaugurated tomorrow


GUWAHATI: With the inauguration of passenger ropeway over the Brahmaputra connecting Guwahati and North Guwahati, the country will get its longest ropeway located over a river.

The ropeway services will cover a distance of around 2 kilometres within approximately 8-9 minutes. This is also the longest river ropeway in Asia. The 1.8-km-long ropeway has two cabins, each with a capacity of 30 passengers.

The ropeway’s ticket fare for one way will be Rs. 60, while, Rs.100 will be charged for a to and fro commute.

The project has been completed with a cost of Rs. 56 crore. A passenger has to spend Rs. 100 to travel in the ropeway.  At a time 32 passengers will be on board.

Finance Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma and Guwahati Development Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya will inaugurate the project on Monday.

The beginning of ropeway service has brought a ray of hope to the residents of North Guwahati. Besides ending the perils of communication, it is expected to boost the tourism of the state.