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Brahmaputra Ropeway

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  • August 26, 2020
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Brahmaputra Ropeway

Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-I – Physical Geography; GS-III – Infrastructure

In News:

  • The Assam government has inaugurated a 1.8-km ropeway across the Brahmaputra River. 
  • It is being described as India’s longest river ropeway.

Image source: Indian Express

Key takeaways 

  • It Connects Kachari Ghat (Guwahati) to Dol Govinda Temple on the northern bank. 
  • It passes the famous Umananda temple on a small island.
  • The ropeway uses a “twin-track, single-haul, bi-cable double reversible jig back” system. 
  • Benefits:
    • It cuts travel time between the two banks to 8 minutes. Presently it takes 30 minutes or more (ferry) and over an hour (road). 
    • It promotes tourism in the State.

Important value additions 

The Brahmaputra

  • It is also called Yarlung Tsangpo in Tibet, Siang/Dihang River in Arunachal Pradesh and Luit, Dilao in Assam. 
  • It is a trans-boundary river which flows through Tibet, India and Bangladesh.

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