Varanasi – Indias First Ropeway Service

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Varanasi was the first Indian city to have a ropeway system.

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Varanasi, a city in Uttar Pradesh, is slated to become the first city in India to provide ropeway service as a form of public transportation to alleviate traffic congestion. 
The proposed ropeway will run from Cantt Railway Station (Varanasi Junction) to Church Square (Godauliya), spanning a 3.45-kilometre aerial distance. 
It has around Rs 400 crore, which is split 80:20 between the central and state governments. 
After Bolivia and Mexico, India will be the third country to deploy a ropeway for public transportation.
In the beginning, the rope will stretch of 3,45 kms covering Cantt Railway Station, Sajan Tiraha, Rathayatra and Girija Ghar Chauraha.

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