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Last updated: 12 Jun, 2019  

monorail.thumb.jpg Varanasi to have ropeways to ease road congestion

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SME Times News Bureau | 12 Jun, 2019
Varanasi is finally on its way to become a smart city.

Work has begun for improving public transport system. As metro and mono rail are unfeasible here due to narrow roads, the proposal for ropeways is taking shape.

Survey has begun on three routes for ropeway and in a meeting held by Commissioner Deepak Agarwal, it was decided that RITES (Rail India Technical and Economic Service) and engineering consultancy company specializing in the field of transport infrastructure would supervise the project.

RITES official Vishakha said: "Ropeway is a good idea for old Kashi where roads are narrow and it is not possible to break structures."

The first proposed route of the ropeway would be Shivpur to Sigra and Lanka while the second route would be from Kuccheri to Lahurabir, Maidagin and Gudauliya. The third route would be from Lahartara to Banaras Hindu University.

Varanasi Development Authority (VDA) Vice-Chairman Rajesh Kumar said that the proposal for ropeways was presently under study.

"RITES is studying the feasibility of the project - whether a single ropeway or a double ropeway would be better. Once the initial study is completed which would take another fortnight or so, we will move on to the next stage of preparing a detailed project report (DPR)," he said.

Kumar said that no bids had been invited till now and the same would begin only after other modalities are worked out.

The ropeway, he said, would ease road traffic congestion to a great extent.

"We will also be focusing on water transport on the Ganga and Varuna rivers," he said.




 
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