Himachal Pradesh will get seven ropeway projects of a total length of 57.1 km at the cost of Rs 3,232 crore in a bid to improve last-mile connectivity and tourism in the state.
National Highways Logistics Management Limited (NHLML) and the Himachal government have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the building of multiple ropeways in the state under the presence of the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari along with Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Jai Ram Thakur, and MoS V. K. Singh.
The ropeways will be established by leveraging world-class technology.
The project is a part of the ‘Parvatmala initiative. With the objective to improve connectivity, the initiative emphasises on ecologically sustainable alternative in place of conventional roads in difficult hilly areas.
As an effective mode of transportation, the government has decided to construct ropeways for hilly areas.