India’s longest ropeway connecting the north of the Brahmaputra with the south in Assam was finally inaugurated on Monday after a series of stops since 2006. The ropeway connects Kachari ghat located on the southern bank of the river in the main city to the northern part of Guwahati.
The 2-km long ropeway will take seven minutes to take passenngers form one cornner to the another while they enjoy the maginficent views of the city that the ride offers. The cabins used in the system have been imported from Switzerland.
The ropeway was built at a cost of Rs 56 crore and brings down the travel time between north Guwahati and the central part of the city to eight minutes. Till now, people used to commute from one side to the other either by boats, ferries or by road which usually took al least 45 minutes.
One way of the ride will cost ₹ 60, while a two-way commute will cost ₹ 100. The ropeway’s southern terminal is very close to the famous Doul Govinda Temple.
The government believes that the ropeway would be a major toursit attraction. Wanna ride already?