The ropeway connecting Guwahati city and North Guwahati over river Brahmaputra is ready, said Guwahati development minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya on Thursday.

Informing about the new development, the Assam minister said he himself inspected the whole system and experienced a ride in a trial run of a cable car from Kachari Ghat to North Guwahati.

Minister Bhattacharya tweeted in Assamese: “The work of the ropeway between Kachari in Guwahati and North Guwahati has been completed. I myself inspected the whole system today travelling from Kachari to North Guwahati through the ropeway during a trial run.”

The minister also said the system will not only reduce the travel time between Guwahati and North Guwahati, the ropeway users will also be able to witness the beautiful landscapes of Guwahati city, river Brahmaputra and Umananda Temple.

The ride will remain a memorable experience for the travellers, Bhattacharya said.

”I am happy over the progress in the entire system,” said the Assam minister, adding, “It will be dedicated for the service of the people soon.”

The total length of this ropeway – which is longest in India – is 1820 metres and each cable car travelling through it will have a capacity of carrying 30 passengers.

The total duration of travelling from the lower to upper terminal will be 8 minutes.

The Kachari Ghat in Panbazar will be the lower terminal of the ropeway while Rajadwar village behind Dol Govinda Temple in North Guwahati will serve as the upper terminal.

The technical support for profile design of the ropeway has been provided by renowned ropeway designer Garaventa AG of Switzerland.

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