After the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) made partial payments on outstanding dues and pledged payment of the remaining amount within the month, the Guwahati – North Guwahati Ropeway began service on September 20.
After the company ceased all activities in the morning of the same day due to GMDA’s non-clearance of bills for ten months, which included the salaries of 22 of its experts, GMDA made the payment for three months of outstanding dues yesterday evening.
“We have restarted services as a goodwill gesture as the authority received payments for three months, on the condition that the ropeway remain operational until September 30. However, if the due invoices are not paid by then, we would have to shut down the business once more “Samir Damodar Ropeways Pvt. Ltd, the Guwahati Ropeway’s operation and maintenance company, declared as much.
GMDA CEO Kausar Jamil Hilaly told G Plus that the three-month payments were made from GMDA’s funds to assure the ropeways’ continued operation. The remaining debts will be paid when the government approves payments.