Shimla’s Jakhu ropeway gets cabinet nod


imageThe construction of the much delayed Jakhu ropeway may finally start with the state cabinet giving its approval to this multi-storey project here Monday .

The cabinet has relaxed the norms for the construction of the building which includes six habitable floors besides the height of the building among other relaxations under the civic act .

The cabinet also approved for the construction of multi-level parking at Tutikandi. The 11 storey building will have parking facility on its 8 floors. Two floors will be used for office and one for restaurant.

It was also decided that 50 per cent promotions to HAS will now comprise of 25 per cent tehsildars and 25 per cent from other categories, with 17 per cent from the BDOs cadre.

It also approved for inviting global bids for the Jangi-Thopan-Powari (960MW) hydro-electric project. Nod was also given for the extension in commercial operation date of small hydro projects upto 5 MW capacity.

It has cancelled the Baggi Nallah and Ghayagi projects in Mandi and Kullu. Apart from this, nod was given to restore the cancellation of Joiner II (3MW) SHEP in Chamba district.