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