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Himachal Pradesh: Dharamsala-McLeodganj ropeway opens, cuts travel time by 40% | Shimla News



SHIMLA: The inauguration of the 1.8 km-long ropeway between the two tourist towns of Dharamshala and McLeodganj in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday will enable travellers to avoid traffic jams and make the 9-km trip in barely 5 minutes.
During peak tourist season, the road connecting Dharamshala and McLeodganj witnesses frequent traffic jams and the commute becomes a source of harassment, but the start of the ropeway will cut down the travel time by around 40%. Inaugurating the “Dharamshala Skyway”, Himachal chief minister Jai Ram Thakur said the project has been constructed by spending Rs 207 crore and it has 10 towers and two stations. The top station of this ropeway is in front of the Dalai Lama Temple and Mono Cable Detachable Gondolas Technology has been used.
While interacting with the media persons at Dharamshala, the chief minister said that construction of this ropeway was started in 2018 and has been developed under DBFOT (Design-Build-Finance-Operate and Transfer) as a public private partnership project by Dharamshala Ropeway Limited and Himachal Pradesh Tourism and the civil aviation department.
Himachal Pradesh CM Thakur said that this ropeway will go a long way in giving a boost to tourism development in the town and contribute to environment conservation by reducing the fuel emission of vehicles.
Monocable Detachable Ropeway system is an effective Urban Transport Technology proven in several western countries.

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