Guwahati Gets India’s Longest Ropeway At 1.8 Km Over Brahmaputra River

by Sanjana Shenoy
Guwahati Gets India’s Longest Ropeway At 1.8 Km Over Brahmaputra River

Travelling from one place to another over a ropeway, enjoying picturesque views of the lake and mountains is just pure bliss. In fact, the cable car commute itself is a journey we look forward to more than the final destination. Assam’s capital, Guwahati launched India’s longest ropeway at 1.8km over the Brahmaputra River. It’s the first ropeway for Guwahati over the River Brahmaputra. So, tourists can expect India’s longest ropeway in Guwahati as the next major attraction in the state. The world’s longest ropeway shall also come up in India spanning from Mussoorie to Dehradun. 

Assam’s Guwahati Gets India’s Longest Ropeway Spanning 1.8 km Over Brahmaputra River

India’s longest ropeway now exists in Guwahati in Assam. It spans 1.8 km over the gushing Brahmaputra River. Finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma touted the Passenger Ropeway Project at Guwahati as his dream project. The ropeway connects North Guwahati to Guwahati City. It traverses over the 1.8 km stretch on the mighty Brahmaputra river. Mumbai shall also get India’s longest sea ropeway from Sewri to Elephanta Caves. 

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Picture Credits: Economic Times

This Ropeway Shall Ferry Passengers From Kachari Ghat In Panbazaar To Dol Govinda Temple In North Guwahati.

The ropeway shall operate from Kachari Ghat in Panbazaar, up to the Dol Govinda Temple in North Guwahati. The government mentions in a statement “Overlooking the beautiful Brahmaputra River, the 1 .8 km long ropeway will facilitate passengers to cross the river reducing the travel time by an impressive difference. Keep your eyes wide open and look out for the Urvashi Island and catch a glimpse of the Umananda Temple on Peacock Island.”

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This Ropeway Stands As A Convenient & Non-Polluting Means Of Transport

The ropeway is a Single Haul, Twin Track, Bi-Cable Double reversible Jig Back system. It includes 2 Cabins each Capacity of 30 + 1 (Passengers + Operators), Ropeway Capacity of 250 PPH (Persons Per Hour). The state government adds in its statement “The Ropeway has been built as per State of Art technology following relevant Indian and international standards. The ropeway is a convenient and non-polluting means of transport, as well as a source of environmentally friendly tourism. It is ecologically sustainable as it is run by Electric power protecting the beauty of the area, while simultaneously providing passengers with a comfortable and speedy means of travel.” Meanwhile, have a look at India’s 12 best ropeways which you must add in your wishlist.