Thursday, 13 May 2021 | PNS | Dehradun
The Central government on Wednesday approved transfer of 1,500 square metres of land belonging to Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) at Mussoorie to the State government for infrastructure project, namely, ‘Aerial Passenger Ropeway System’ between Dehradun and Mussoorie. The decision was taken in the cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat thanked the PM and Home minister Amit Shah for the decision.
The proposed ropeway is a mono-cable ropeway which will work under Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode. The project is being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 285 crore with a carrying capacity of 1,000 persons per hour per direction.
Uttarakhand Tourism minister Satpal Maharaaz said, “This project will be a huge attraction for tourists which in turn will provide a boost to the tourism industry in the state and create additional employment opportunities in tourism sector.
Nearely 350 people will directly get employment from this project and 1500 people will be indirectly employed.”
Tourism secretary Dilip Jawalkar said, “The Dehradun-Mussoorie ropeway project is envisaged to be a model of infrastructure excellence for tourism in the state. It will be one of the five longest mono-cable detachable passenger ropeways in the world. This will also reduce travel time from Dehradun to Mussorie.”