Guwahati is making history due to the inauguration of the longest ropeway in the whole of India. It connects the south and the north of the Brahmaputra River. The ropeway established many technical problems since 2006. But, finally, the ropeway saw the light last Monday. The ropeway has become one of the attractive marks of India. The government confirms that the ropeway will surely attract a tremendous amount of tourists in the future for sure.
Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, the minister pf health education inaugurated the ropeway by Monday. This is in cooperation with Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya. The inauguration took the attention of millions of people around the wide country. The ropeway is very unique. It represents new pride in Indian legacy. Roapway connects the Kachari Ghats in the southern bank to the north side if Guwahati. It has an optimized way to connect the north and the south part of the river.
What Makes Guwahati Ropeway Special?
People now can across the ropeway in less than 8 minutes. The two kilometers distance make the travel between the two sides more easily. In the past, they used to use boats and ferries or by road. Like that, they were always taking more time. They often spend more than one hour waiting to reach the south or the north side of Guwahati.
Another revolutionary idea of the new ropeway is the cable car cabin. It can hold more than 30 passengers. In other words, the cabin can handle about 250 persons for each hour. As you see, it has optimized a lot when it comes to time, quality of travel, and the cost too. The cabin car is made in Switzerland. Actually, the cost is over the top too. A one-way ride can cost you cost ₹ 60. On the other hand, two-way travel can go to ₹ 100.
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The Recurrent Relays Facing the Ropeway Project
In fact, the projects were set to see light in 2009. However, due to some complications related to roadblocks, it was delayed. But the most important ropeway has come to life.
The government scheduled the commissioning of the ropeway by 2011. Another problem occurs. This time is related to Archaeological problems. ASI disallowed the permission for the ropeway due to many Indian Archaeological citing in the area.
The Fabulous Journey of Having a Ride in the Ropeway Cabin Car
Actually, the ropeway journey is full of temples. It stands for a great way for sightseeing too. The 2km journey will handle the chance to pass via Peacock Island. It holds the famous Umananda Temple too. In addition to that, you will pass via the Brahmaputra River. Kamakhya temple and the Saraighat Bridge are also great destinations to see on your route by the cabin car.
Truth be told, the longest ropeway has proved that India is one of the leading countries. In other words, it has always a unique way to handle transportation way in a very fascinating way. The ropeway is going to bring a huge amount of facilities to many citizens from different backgrounds too.