Travelling between Guwahati city and North Guwahati will soon become easier as the much-awaited ropeway service across river Brahmaputra will soon be commissioned.
Scheduled to be completed by January this year, the passenger ropeway project is now expected to be opened for public within 3 months. The ropeway project connecting the city and North Guwahati is under implementation for a project cost of Rs 56.08 crore.
The 1820-metre ropeway will be connecting Panbazar in Guwahati with Rajadwar village, behind Dolgovinda Temple in North Guwahati. Facilities at the two terminals will include passenger handling area, ticket counter, parking facility and public convenience area.
The travel time between the two points will be around 7 minutes with a carrying capacity of 250 persons per hour. The cabin will accommodate 30 passengers and an operator.
Among other facilities, the ropeway will offer parking space for around 100 cars and 80 two-wheelers at Panbazar while there will be parking space for 70 cars and 80 two-wheelers in North Guwahati.
The service will bring much-awaited relief to the daily commuters who now are forced to travel through country-made boats across river Brahmaputra.