North East India

The longest ropeway of India was inaugurated in Assam

It is the longest ropeway in India connecting Guwahati city and North Guwahati.

Brahmaputra River

A ropeway built over the Brahmaputra river is the longest ropeway in India connecting Guwahati city with North Guwahati. This ropeway was inaugurated on Monday this week. The ropeway is 1.82 kilometers long and it is expected to decrease the travel time and boost tourism in Assam.

Tourists riding the ropeway can watch the Umananda Temple and Urvashi island. The unusual part of the ropeway is that it is built over a river instead of a mountain.

The ropeway travel time will be decreased to around 10 minutes compared to more an hour before the ropeway construction. Also during the monsoon season, Assam is known for excessive flooding which further hampers the travel time. This ropeway will also facilitate the transportation of essential services during flooding.

The ropeway has 2 cabins and a total carrying capacity of 32 people. Due to COVID restrictions, the ropeway capacity has been reduced to 15 people according to the instructions given by the government.

The people have responded positively to this new ropeway since it helps them travel during times of floods and also it helps in saving travel time for certain people. According to the government, this transport facility is easy on the environment and is also sustainable as it is powered by electricity.

 The following new report by Republic TV shows the inauguration of the ropeway.

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