New Ropeway Projects in Himachal Pradesh

With the aim of improving the first and last-mile connectivity through Ropeways, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the state government of Himachal Pradesh and National Highways Logistics Management Limited (NHLML) for the construction of Ropeways in the state.

Overview:

  • The MoU has been signed under the central government’s ambitious Parvatmala Yojana.
  • The ongoing developmental projects in Himachal Pradesh were also reviewed.

About the projects

The ropeway projects that will be constructed in Himachal Pradesh have a total length of 57.1 kilometres. The project will cost Rs 3,232 crore. The ropeway projects will help in facilitating a unique, environment-friendly, scenic, and seamless travel experience for the tourists.

Seven Ropeway Projects

The seven ropeway projects that will be constructed in Himachal Pradesh are:

  1. From Shirgul Mahadev Temple to Chudhar (District: Sirmour) having a length of 8 km and it will be developed at a cost of Rs 250 crore.
  2. From Palampur Thatri to Chhunja Glacier having a length of 13.5 km and will be developed at a cost of Rs 605 crore.
  3. From Lunhu to Bandla (District: Bilaspur) having a length of 3 km and will be developed at a cost of Rs 150 crore.
  4. At Bijli Mahadev Temple (District: Kullu) having a length of 3.2 km and will be developed at a cost of Rs 200 crore.
  5. From Himani to Chamunda (District: Kangra) having a length of 6.5 km and will be developed at a cost of Rs 289 crore.
  6. From Killar to Sacch Pass (District: Chamba) having a length of 20.4 km and will be developed at a cost of Rs 1,618 crore.
  7. From Bharmour to Bharmani Mata Temple having a length of 2.5 km and will be developed at a cost of Rs 120 crore.

About Parvatmala Yojana

This scheme was announced in the Union Budget for 2022-23. The National Ropeways Development Programme – “Parvatmala” was announced with the aim of improving the connectivity in the hilly areas of the country. This scheme will work on a PPP (Public-Private Partnership) mechanism. Under this scheme, convenience and connectivity will be improved along with promoting tourism. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH) is the nodal ministry that is implementing this scheme.

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