Uttarakhand to develop 46 cable car projects across the state: tourism minister


The Uttarakhand government led by Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has given the go-ahead to develop 46 cable car projects under the Parvatmala scheme to boost tourism across the state, Tourism Minister Satpal said on Friday. Maharaj in Dehradun.

“The Hill State of Uttarakhand understands the importance of cable car which is considered to be the most environmentally friendly mode of transport; therefore, we have decided to develop 46 cable car projects across the state which will also boost tourism,” he said during the Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board meeting that took place. held in Dehradun on Friday evening.

The Minister of Tourism has ordered officials to explore the possibility of the funicular system in places where there is no possibility of setting up a cable car project.

The funicular or inclined railway is a system that is beneficial for pulling trains up steep grades with a cable where the steel wheels can be used to guide the train along the tracks without traction.

“The cable car projects will solve the problem for tourists, especially in the destination with steep climbs,” said Jaspal Chauhan, Dehradun District Tourism Officer.

“We have sent a proposal for a cable car project to Santala temple in Jaintan wala and once constructed it will make the visit convenient for tourists and pilgrims alike,” he said.

The tourism department, in a bid to boost tourism, is also preparing a master plan for Auli and a proposal to build floating houses and advertise homestays in the state so that tourists can see new destinations. tourists on every visit, tourism officials said.

They said the tourism department also directed officials to develop the Trijugi Narayan Temple area in Rudraprayag district as a wedding destination after consultation with the gram panchayats and temple priests.

Meanwhile, the golf cart track has already started at George Everest House in Mussoorie.

“Work was underway to develop George Everest House as a major tourist site in Mussoorie and for this a golf cart is being trialled from the base of George Everest House to the house where George Everest spent many years of his life. while investigating the area,” Chauhan added.

Once the golf carts are successful, the tourism department will add four more golf carts to be used as shuttle service to George Everest, he said.


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