Jan 26, 2024
Weekly Roundup: India’s First Urban Ropeway in the Works
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- Kashi Ropeway to be the first urban ropeway system in India. The new system will travel 3.85 kilometers from Varanasi Junction Railway station to Gadaulia and will have 5 stations total. When completed, the gondola will have 153 ten-passenger cabins, and commute time between the two points will decrease from 45 minutes down to 16 minutes. The 30 towers will be on both government, institutional, and private land.
- Sunrise Gondola gains support through public outreach in Park City, Utah. The new gondola would carry passengers to the resort and would assist Canyons Village contributing to the fee-free public transit operation. Canyons Village Management Association and Park City Mountain have entered into a joint agreement and plan to purchase an $18 million 10-passenger gondola. The total project budget is estimated to be $27 million. The plan is for the new Sunrise Gondola to be in operation by the 2025-2026 ski season. See a related weekly roundup here.
- Longest Cable Car in the world located in the Dominican Republic continues construction. The 6.6-kilometer monocable detachable gondola (MDG) will be the longest cable car in the world of its kind and will connect the capitol to the Boiling Lake. Several towers have been installed, the lower station foundations have been completed, and site prep for the top station and other buildings is underway. Construction continues and the system is getting closer to completion within 2024. See a related weekly roundup post here.