Finance and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma inaugurated the Country’s longest river ropeway in Guwahati

Guwahati got the longest river crossing ropeway that will connect 2 banks of the Brahmaputra River. The bi-cable ropeway will cover a distance of 1.8 km and will reduce the travelling time from 1 hour to eight minutes between north Guwahati and the central part of the city and was built at a cost of Rs 56 crore.

It will help in not only promoting tourism but also make commuting easier, said Himanta Biswa Sarma, State Finance and Health Minister after inaugurating the ropeway.

30 passengers can travel in a cabin of the ropeway, the project work which began in 2003.

“The inauguration of the ropeway is a golden day in the modern history of Guwahati, in particular, and Assam as a whole. There are many long ropeways on mountains but the one over the Brahmaputra is the longest river ropeway in the country,” said the local MLA, Sarma.

“I am proud and happy to inaugurate the Guwahati Ropeway, the seeds of which were sown when I was the minister of the Guwahati Development Department,” he stated.

He also mentioned about other projects undertaken for the development and beautification of the city to transform it into a major metropolis.

Some of the major infrastructure projects that have been taken up by the government including the work for a bridge over the Brahmaputra, the 3rd  in Guwahati, a ring road and 9 foot long bridges with escalators, said Sarma.

“We expect to complete most of these projects, if not all, by April next year,” he informed.

Those who were present on the inauguration were Existing GDD Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya, Gauhati BJP MP Queen Ojha and Ashok Singhal, Chairman of Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority.


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