Centre clears Rs 600 crore ropeway project


Shimla :The Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs has approved a ropeway project with an estimated cost of about Rs. 600 crores for Pangi area. The ropeway will be over 21 km long.

The ropeway will connect Bhanodi to Pregara on Killar side for providing round the year connectivity . The union government has also provided Rs. 50 lakh more funds to the state.

Disclosing this here today, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that this ropeway project would be a pilot project which was sent by the state government for approval in September this year.

The 21.4 km ropeway in five stages will be a challenging task for Ropeway and Rapid Transport System Development Corporation, Himachal Pradesh.

It will be built over the 14,000 feet Sach Pass will be an engineering feat and could be emulated in others parts of the country for tough, snow bound, difficult and inaccessible area for round the year connectivity.