The state government of Himachal Pradesh and the National Highways Logistics Management Limited (NHLML) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the construction of seven Ropeway projects in the state under the ambitious Parvatmala Yojana.
The objective of signing the agreement is to improve the first and last-mile connectivity through Ropeways. The ropeway projects will be constructed in Kangra, Kullu, Chamba, Sirmour and Bilaspur districts of the state.
The agreement was signed in the presence of Union Road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari and chief minister Jai Ram Thakur in New Delhi.
The total length of the ropeway projects will be 57.1 kilometers and will be constructed at a total cost of Rs 3,232 crores by leveraging world-class technology. This construction facilitates a unique, scenic, environment-friendly and seamless travel experience for tourists in the state.
The seven ropeway projects include - Palampur Thatri, Shirgul Mahadev Temple to Chudhar, Lunhu – Bandla, Himani to Chamunda, Bijli Mahadev Temple, Bharmour to Bharmani Mata Temple, Killar to Sacch Pass.
The Parvatmala Yojana was announced in the Union Budget for 2022-23 with the aim of improving connectivity in the hilly areas of the country.