Guwahati, Wednesday, June 16, 2010
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Ropeway project likely to attract tourists
 NORTH GUWAHATI, June 15 – The much-hyped and ambitious ropeway project between Guwahati and North Guwahati is reported to be progressing well. The project is expected to attract not only domestic tourists but foreign tourists too in crossing the Brahmaputra river over the panoramic Umananda hills towards the historic foothills of Manikarneswar temple (Chandra-Bharati Mandop).

 The ropeway services will directly benefit the North Guwahatians in crossing the river in all seasons at fares comparable to the fares charged for the engine-boat services. This was stated by the local MLA and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, while addressing a meeting held recently here in regard to improvement of ferry and engine-boat services.

The officials of the ropeway construction company, Rights and Samir Damodar visited the site at Kacharighat and took stock of the progress of the project so far.

It was let known that state-of-the-art technology and modern methods have been applied in executing the ambitious scheme. According to the representatives of the builders, the project is expected to be completed in the middle of next year.

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