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Fly like an Eagle over the river.

After the amphibus, it's now the 'flying fox' that the Sabarmati Riverfront Development Corporation (SRFDCL) plans to introduce at the riverfront. On Wednesday, the corporation floated bids asking outdoor adventure groups to install and operate the zip-line across the river.
The zip-line or the 'flying fox', as it is popularly called, consists of a pulley suspended on a cable, and mounted on an incline. It is designed to enable a user to travel from one end to the other - in this case, between the east and west banks of the river. Zip-line tours are quite popular in the west vacation circuits and outdoor adventure camps.
A zip-line (also known as a flying fox, foefie slide, zip wire, aerial runway, aerial ropeslide, death slide or Tyrolean crossing) consists of a pulley suspended on a cable, usually made of stainless steel, mounted on an incline. It is designed to enable a user propelled by gravity to travel from the top to the bottom of the inclined cable by holding onto, or attaching to, the freely moving pulley. Zip-lines come in many forms, most often used as a means of entertainment. They may be short and low, intended for child's play and found on someplaygrounds. Longer and higher rides are often used as a means of accessing remote areas, such as a rainforest canopy. Zip-line tours are becoming popular vacation activities, found at outdoor adventure camps or upscale resorts, where they may be an element on a larger challenge or ropes course.


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