Kashi Ropeway: Varanasi To Get Lord Shiva-Inspired Ropeway; Here’s All About It

Kashi Ropeway in Varanasi is slated to be the first urban ropeway project in India.

by Shreya Ghosh
Kashi Ropeway: Varanasi To Get Lord Shiva-Inspired Ropeway; Here’s All About It

Varanasi is one of India’s most visited spiritual cities. Lakhs and crores of devotees travel to this city every year and explore the touristy attractions. For most tourists, a trip to this city has always been great and filled with beautiful experiences. A spiritual journey to Varanasi is all set to become grander with the Kashi Ropeway. What is this unique infrastructural project all about? Get to know about the upcoming development here.

Here’s All You Need To Know About The Kashi Ropeway

Taking to the X (formerly Twitter) platform, Tourister (@TouristerDKG29) shared a poster of the upcoming ropeway in Varanasi.

On March 24, 2023, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of this grand project. The all-new ropeway-based public transport system is constructed on a budget of â‚ą644. It is set to be the first urban ropeway project in India. The plan of the project consists of constructing 30 pillars. Among these, 10 are getting built on government land and 20 are on institutional or any private land, according to a report by Current Affairs 2024.

Shuchita Vatsal (@SJVatsal) took to the microblogging site to post about the ropeway.

The inspiration behind the new infrastructural development is the theme of Lord Shiva. It is expected that Kashi Ropeway will not only represent the advanced and modern facilities but also display factors that make Varanasi such a holy and religious city. It is being constructed in a way that will present the spiritual aspects of Varanasi.

Also read: Chef Vikas Khanna Visits India’s Kashi, Calls It His Home Of Incarnation; Here’s Why You Should Too 

There Will Be 5 Stations

VishalThakkar®🇮🇳 (@vishalgthakkar) shared a picture of the country’s first urban ropeway project coming up in Kashi.

  • The project will have a total of 153 gondolas and all these will carry 10 passengers in each.
  • The 3.85 km ropeway will have the capacity to transport 3,000 people in one way in an hour.
  • There will be 5 stations between Varanasi Junction Railway Station and Gadaulia.
  • Also, it will take the passengers 16 minutes to travel this distance.
  • The overall travel time will decrease by a huge extent from about 45 minutes.

Also read: Delhi-Varanasi To Get A Second Vande Bharat Express; PM Modi To Inaugurate The New Train

Once operational, travelling on the Kashi Ropeway is going to be a spectacular experience. Are you ready for this journey?

Cover Image Courtesy: X (formerly Twitter)/ VishalThakkar®🇮🇳 (@vishalgthakkar)

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