Himachal Pradesh Signs Agreement With NHLML For Developing 7 Ropeways Worth Rs 3232 crore Under Parvatmala Scheme

by Arun Kumar Das - Apr 27, 2022 10:26 AM +05:30 IST
Himachal Pradesh Signs Agreement With NHLML For Developing 7 Ropeways Worth Rs 3232 crore Under Parvatmala Scheme

Jairam Thakur and Nitin Gadkari
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  • Seven ropeway projects will be constructed in Himachal Pradesh at a cost of Rs 3,232 crore under the ambitious Parvatmala scheme,

    The MoU signed between National Highways Logistics Management Limited (NHLML) and the state government under Parvatmala Yojana envisages the construction of seven ropeway projects with a total length of 57.1 km at an estimated cost of Rs 3,232 cr to come up in the state.

National Highways Logistics Management Limited (NHLML) has joined hands with the Himachal Pradesh government to construct ropeways at an estimated cost of over Rs 3000 cr in the state under the ambitious Parvatmala Yojana.

The MoU signed between NHLML and the state government under Parvatmala Yojana envisages the construction of seven ropeway projects with a total length of 57.1 km at an estimated cost of Rs 3,232 cr to come up in the state.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has often emphasised the need to improve the First and Last Mile Connectivity through Ropeways,

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, and Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, MoS VK Singh, witnessed the MoU's signing for the construction of Ropeways in the state. They also reviewed the ongoing developmental projects in the state. Senior government officials were also present at the occasion.

The MoU is considered significant as it will facilitate a unique, eco-friendly, scenic and seamless travel experience for the tourists. Seven ropeway projects will be constructed in the hilly state by leveraging world-class technology.

The ropeway between Palampur Thatri and Chhunja Glacier with total length 13.5km with a cost of Rs.605 cr.

Shirgul Mahadev Temple to Chudhar ( District – Sirmour) of length 8 km with a cost of Rs 250 cr, Lunhu – Bandla (District – Bilaspur) of length 3 km with a cost of Rs 150 cr.

The ropeway from Himani to Chamunda (District – Kangra), of length 6.5 km, would cost Rs 289 cr, while Bijli Mahadev Temple (District - Kullu), which will be 3.2 km long, is estimated to cost Rs 200 cr.

The 2.5 km long ropeway from Bharmour to Bharmani Mata Temple will cost Rs 120 cr, and the 20.4 lm long Killar to Sacch Pass (District – Chamba) ropeway is estimated to cost Rs 1618 cr.

Also Read: Centre Unveils Parvatmala Program To Build Ropeways Where Traditional Modes Of Conveyance Are Difficult

Arun Kumar Das is a senior journalist covering railways. He can be contacted at akdas2005@gmail.com.


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