Not long ago, Varanasi became the first city in India to use a ropeway for public transport. Later the government also introduced a scheme called Parvatmala to use a similar transport system in other cities. 8 such schemes will be launched in more cities. Their total distance will be 60 km.
Recently the Ministry of Finance, Government of India has prepared a blueprint to develop the ropeway as a transport and tourist attraction. Colombia is the best example of improving public transport via ropeways. 3600 people travel here per hour. A 1.8 km ropeway has been built on the Brahmaputra river in Assam, India.
benefits of ropeway
Using ropeway as public transport also saves a lot of time. There is no need to acquire land for this. It is environment friendly. Under this, projects are also completed quickly.
The myth that very few people travel with it. Its denial is the successful use of this transport in Colombia and some European countries. Even inaccessible areas can be easily reached from one place to another with the help of ropeway.
Ropeway regulation in India
National Highway Logistics Management Limited, a public sector company under the Ministry of Highways and Transport, takes care of all its development related work. Apart from this, the Ministry of Transport should also develop standards of rules in this regard so that contingency plans can be made in case of an accident.
From whom can India learn in this regard?
The European Union has mastered this. India can learn every single process from these countries, from the construction of the ropeway to the efficient operation. India is moving ahead with the goal of self-reliant India. If self-reliance is achieved in the field of ropeway, then it will not only improve our transport system, but India can also export ropeway related technical and hardware.