The Government of Assam inaugurated the Guwahati ropeway on Monday. This ropeway will pass over the Brahmaputra, connecting Guwahati to North Guwahati. It is claimed that this is the longest ropeway over a river in the nation.
The cost of the whole project was ₹56 crores. It comprises of two cabins, each having the capacity to seat 30 passengers, along with one operator. It takes around 8 minutes to cover the entire length of the ropeway.
The ropeway will connect Kachari Ghat in Guwahati and the Dol Govinda Temple in North Guwahati. It will pass the Umananda Temple (situated on the river Brahmaputra) on its way.
The ropeway was inaugurated by Assam Health and Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. “This is one of the most advanced and longest river crossing Aerial Tramway systems in India”, Dr. Sarma was quoted as saying.
“With the the blessings of Umananda, We dedicate the ropeway between Guwahati and North Guwahati to the people of Assam. Apart from substantially reducing travel time, the ropeway will provide a breathtaking view of the mighty Brahmaputra and promote tourism in the State,” Chief Minister of Assam, Mr. Sarbananda Sonowal said in a tweet.
The following is a tweet by Assam Health and Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announcing the inauguration of the ropeway :