Assam, August 24: India’s longest ropeway over river Brahmaputra was formally inaugurated by Assam Finance minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday.

The 1.82 km long ropeway is connected between Guwahati and North Guwahati and it has been constructed at a cost of Rs 56.08 crore.

The ropeway will operate from Kachari Ghat in Panbazar up to the Dol Govinda temple in North Guwahati, Assam, and it will cut down travel time across the river Brahmaputra from around 1 hour to 7-8 minutes.

The ropeway is a twin-track, single haul, bi-cable double reversible jig back system with two cabins and each cabin with full safety measures can carry 32 people (30 passengers and two operators) at a time and with a capacity of 250 persons per hour.