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 –
|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.