Guwahati gets India’s longest river ropeway



Around 2 km long ropeway over the Brahmaputra considered to be as India’s longest ‘ropeway over a river’ connecting North and South banks of mighty river Brahmaputra was inaugurated in Guwahati by the State PWD Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday in presence of Guwahati Development Department Minister Siddharth Bhattacharyya and MP Queen Ojah.

Built at a cost of 56 crore, the ropeway comprises of two cabins, each with capacity of 30 passengers and one operator.

The ropeway is connecting Guwahati to North Guwahati and the two ends of the ropeway will be operated from Kachari ghat in Guwahati and the Dol Govinda temple in North Guwahati. It will pass the Umananda Temple on a small island in the middle of the Brahmaputra.

Inaugurating the ropeway Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma said this is one of the most advanced and longest river crossing Aerial Tramway systems in India.