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This will be first Indian city to start ropeway service in public transportation

By Jasleen Kaur -- November 28, 2021 11:23 am -- Updated:November 28, 2021 11:23 am

Varanasi will become the first Indian city to start ropeway service as a mode of public transport, said Deepak Agrawal, Divisional Commissioner, Varanasi, on Sunday.

Deepak Agrawal said, "The city needed a public transport service, so as per the comprehensive mobility plan, the ropeway system was a viable option to improve traffic."

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"We have tendered the DPR sanction of the ropeway system and bidding proceedings will be completed by December 11. It will be based on a public-private partnership (PPP) model with a capacity of 4,500," he added.

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"Initially, it will be a 3.45 km stretch covering Cantt Railway Station, Sajan Tiraha, Rathyatra, and Girja Ghar Chauraha. We have taken a 24 month period for the completion of this project," he added.

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He said the cost of the project was estimated to be over 400 crore. The ropeway would reduce the journey between the two stations to only 15 minutes. Around 220 trolleys will run at a height of 45 metre. The trolleys will move in a gap of 90 seconds to 120 seconds. Around 4,000 persons would be able to travel in one direction at a time.

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The cost of the project is divided between Centre and state at 80:20. Notably, Varanasi is Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency and it will soon become the first Indian city to start ropeway service as a mode of public transport.

-PTC News 

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