India’s longest river ropeway over Brahmaputra in Guwahati

India’s Longest River Ropeway, situated at the gateway of Northeast, was launched by Assam’s Finance & Health Minister Dr. Himanta Bishwa Sarma in the presence of other Cabinet Ministers. It is situated over the mighty Brahmaputra. 

Key Highlights of India’s Longest River Ropeway – 

Length 2 KM
Estimated cost of the Project 56 Crore
Time TAKEN TO TRAVEL 7 Minutes
Passenger Carrying Capacity 32 Passengers (Due to COVID-19, the passenger-carrying capacity is reduced to 15 following all the protective measures)
Cost of Travel Each ride – 60 Rupees
Two-way commute 100 Rupees
Operating Time  Daily from 8 AM to 6 PM

What is the need for India’s longest river ropeway – 

Connecting Guwahati and North Guwahati, India’s most extended river rope way project, was proposed in 2006 by Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authorities as a part of beautifying the Brahmaputra riverfront.

The basic need for the Project is as follows – 

1. A way of Transport: 

The significant transport way from North Guwahati to Guwahati was by road or by Ferry. The time required to commute both the banks were more than 1 hour, and it takes a maximum of half an hour by Ferry. That, too, is considered risky and already witnesses a few major accidents. 

One of the main goals of the Project is transportation, where the commute time is only 7 minutes. 

2. To development tourism: 

Tourism in the Northeast, especially in Assam, is developing at a breakneck pace. Keeping this in mind, the Project was proposed back in 2006. 


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