Guwahati's Ropeway to Start Functioning from Bohag Bihu 2020
GUWAHATI: The much anticipated Ropeway connecting the northern and southern banks of the Brahmaputra River will start functioning for public from the first day of Bohag Bihu.
This year Bohag Bihu starts on April 13.
The distance of the ropeway is 1.8 kilometres with the south bank station situated inside the forest campus near Kamrup Metro Deputy Commissioner’s office and the north bank station at a hillock behind Doul Govinda temple. There are two cabins with a passenger capacity of 30 persons each.
Talking about the speed of the ropeway, a source in GMDA said, “It will take approximately 8 minutes to cover the distance of 1.8 kilometres but the technicians are still working on the speed so it may slightly faster or slower than this.”
It is to be mentioned that the ropeway project was assigned to Guwahati Metropolitan Developmental Authority (GMDA) in 2006 with an estimated budget of Rs 27.73 crores but an extra Rs 28 crores was required to complete the project.
- Bohag Bihu
- Guwahati Metropolitan Developmental Authority (GMDA)
- Kamrup Metro Deputy Commissioner office