Varanasi : Varanasi will become the first Indian city to start ropeway service as a mode of public transport, informed Deepak Agrawal, Divisional Commissioner of Varanasi on Sunday.
While speaking to media, Agrawal said, “City needed a public transport service, so as per the comprehensive mobility plan, the ropeway system was a viable option to improve traffic.”
He added, “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.”
“Initially, it will be a 3.45 km stretch covering Cantonment Railway Station, Sajan Tiraha, Rathyatra, and Girja Ghar Chauraha. We have taken a 24 month period for the completion of this project,” he said.