The Indian authority National Highways Logistics Management Limited has awarded Ardanuy Ingeniería the project review and construction supervision of the Varanasi Cable Car. The project covers an area of 5 kilometres through the city centre and will be implemented over the next two years.
Madrid, July 2023 – Ardanuy Ingeniería will be in charge of the project review and supervision of the works for the Varanasi Cable Car. This city in the Uttar Pradesh region will be the first in the country to use cable car services for public transport. The planned network will cover an area of five kilometres, running through the city centre. It will be implemented over the next two years.
The cable car service will begin with four stations at an interval of 90 seconds between cabins. The starting terminal will be at Cantt train station, while other stations will be at Sajan, Rathyatra and Girjaghar (Godowlia) crossings.
This project is to be completed in 18 months. It is one of the most important transport projects initiated by the government directly supervised by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, who visited the start of the construction works on 7 July.
According to the planned schedule, the country’s first ‘urban cable car’ will have the first two stations in operation by 2024 and will be completed by 2025. Its operation will reduce travel times to only 17 minutes between the railway station and Godowalia Chowk, one of the most congested sections.
Ardanuy in India
With this award in the Cable Car sector, Ardanuy Ingeniería reinforces its track record in India, a priority market for its international business. Through its subsidiary, the consultancy firm is involved in numerous railway projects in the country. The most important projects include the main metros (Mumbai, Bangalore, New Delhi, etc.), various railway lines, in both freight corridors (east and west) and in intermodal stations such as Varanasi.
The company has more than 100 employees in its Ardanuy India subsidiary and has new offices in the Okhla district, southeast of New Delhi.