Shimla’s expensive Jakhu ropeway journey


Shimla: The much delayed Rs 40 crore Jakhu ropeway was inaugurated on Monday. It connects Shimla’s highest point Jakhu to downtown Shimla.

The aerial journey will take around six minutes and will offer great views of the hill station and the deodar forest below.

The to and fro journey per person will cost Rs 550 and one way Rs 300.There will be four gondolas and each gondola will carry six people.

The foundation stone of the ropeway project was laid in July 2007, but due to environmental reasons and forest clearances the project was delayed.

Further delays were caused as hundreds of trial runs were carried out in recent years.

Constructed by Jagson International it will ferry visitors to reach the famous Hanuman Temple at Jakhu.

Constructed on Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode, the Company will pay the government Rs 57 lakh as dividend in its first year and 15 per cent of the collection money every year.