The Guwahati passenger ropeway project’s trial run, which will connect Guwahati with North Guwahati is likely to begin in December this year.
This ropeway project is expected to cut down travel time of one hour to seven minutes. This mode of transportation would also give the passengers an aerial view of Brahmaputra, Umananda Temple on the Peacock Island, and the Urvashi island.
Passengers’ cabin for the project have been imported from Switzerland and tower material from at Kolkata and Delhi have reached the site of the project.
Renowned ropeway designer and manufacturer Garaventa AG, from Switzerland, has provided technical support for profile design of the ropeway, design of rescue and carriage system.
“The rope pulling work, one of the most critical components of the 1820 meters long ropeway would be done in July-August this year depending on the water level of Brahmaputra. We understand that it is one of the most awaited projects of Guwahati and the work is progressing according to the time schedule,” the Assam Tribune quoted GMDA Chief Executive Officer Dr M Angamuthu saying.
“In all eventualities, the structural component and installation work would be completed by November this year,” he added.
It will have pick-up and drop points at its lower terminal in Panbazar Kachari Ghat, and at Rajadwar village behind the Dol Govinda Temple in North Guwahati, which would serve as the upper terminal.