The longest river ropeway service of India has been launched over the Brahmaputra in Guwahati on Monday.
Thw Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority which has executed the projects said that the ropeway is 1.82-km-long and the distance can be covered in 8-9 minutes. There are two cabins and each can carry 32 passengers at a time. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, only 15 people will be allowed for the time being.
The one-way ride will cost one Rs 60 while the fare for a two-way commute will be Rs 100. The project, which entailed a cost of Rs 56.8 crore, was constructed using Swiss technology.
The work started in 2006 but due to alleged politics, the project was virtually abandoned after 2011. The service will do a world of good to people, especially those living in North Guwahati.