India’s longest ropeway service opened in Guwahati over Brahmaputra
Northeast Indian city, Guwahati has earned the longest river crossing ropeway in India across the Brahmaputra river. The project has been completed with an enormous effort of 11 years.
About the ropeway
- It was installed by Kolkata-based Samir Damodar Ropeways.
- The 1.8-kilometer long ropeway linked North Guwahati to Guwahati City.
- The carrying capacity of the ropeway is 31, including 1 Operator.
- It has been designed according to the relevant Indian and international standards.
What are the benefits of the ropeway?
- It will reduce the travel time to cross the river which usually takes a long time using ferries.
- It will ensure an uninterrupted transportation facility. Previously the rise in the river caused impediments in the transport as well as more prone to accidents.
- A total of about 250 persons per hour would be able to cross the river.
- The newly launched ropeway will boost tourism.
- The ropeway provides a bird’s eye view of the Urvashi Island and Umananda Temple on Peacock Island.
Some facts about the ropeway system in India
- Gulmarg Gondola is the second-highest cable car in the world and the highest and longest cable car in Asia.
- Pavagadh Gujarat is the third busiest ropeway of India.
- Haridwar Uttarakhand is the first city of India having two passenger ropeways.
Mansa Devi ropeways service is the busiest ropeway of India.