Banaras becomes 1st Indian city to start Ropeway Service

NEW DELHI: India Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for  India's first public transport ropeway in his parliamentary constituency of Banaras on March 24, 2023.

The Prime Minister will dedicate it near Varanasi's Cantt railway station, where preparations are already in full swing. The ropeway's development would make it simpler for pilgrims to travel to Kashi Vishwanath. Tourists departing from the train station will quickly arrive at Godaulia before continuing on to Baba Vishwanath.

The ropeway will connect Godaulia crossroads with Cantt Railway Station in the first phase. Once the ropeway is operational, the time of one to one-and-a-half hours will be reduced to 16 minutes.

During this, the ropeway will pass through a total of five stations viz. Cantt Railway station, Rath Yatra, Vidyapeeth station, Girghar and Godaulia Station covering a distance of 4.5 kilometer.

Along with this, there will be a seating facility for as many as 11 people in the ropeway car. The government has intensified its planning for the Rs. 555 crore project. During the initial phase, an amount of Rs 31 crore has been made allocated.

The administration has stepped up the preparations regarding the Rs 555 crore project. A sum of Rs 31 crore has been set up the first phase of the proejct.

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