A ropeway is a form of naval lifting device used to transport light stores and equipment across rivers or ravines.
Ropeways are used for the transport of goods or passengers, whereby the passengers or goods are conveyed or drawn in cars by means of a towing device.
Aerial ropeway development may have a wide range of impact on the environment through activities like construction work, reclamation, excavation and other related activities.
Gravity ropeway is an inexpensive and simple means of transportation. It operates simply by gravitational force without the use of external power.
Ropeways offer business opportunities not only as tourist attractions in hill stations, but also as cheaper means of urban transportation, capable of decongesting over-choked cities.
Ropeway standards are reviewed every five years to ensure that they reflect the state of the art, and they are updated as required.