Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today inaugurated Dharamshala Skyway, a ropeway from Dharamshala to Mcleodganj at Dharamshala in District Kangra. This 1.8 kms long ropeway has been constructed by spending an amount of Rs. 207 crore and has connected Dharamshala town with Mcleodganj.
While interacting with the media on the occasion, Chief Minister said that construction of this ropeway was started in 2018 and has been developed under DFBOT Mode as a Public Private Partnership Project by Dharamshala Ropeway Limited and Himachal Pradesh Tourism and Civil Aviation Department.
Jai Ram Thakur said that this ropeway would go a long way in solving the traffic problem of Mcleodganj and also prove as an added tourists attraction. He said that this ropeway would carry 1000 persons in one hour in one direction and total time taken by the trolley to reach Mcleodganj from Dharamshala would be five minutes and it has 10 towers and two stations. Mono Cable Detachable Gondolas Technology has been used in this ambitious project, he added.
Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Sarveen Chaudhary, Industries Minister Bikram Singh, MPs Kishan Kapoor and Indu Goswami, Deputy Chairman State Planning Board Ramesh Chand Dhawala, MLA Dharamshala Vishal Neharia, Chairman Woolfed Trilok Kapoor, Chairman Milkfed Nehal Chand Sharma, Director Tourism Amit Kashyap, Deputy Commissioner Dr. Nipun Jindal and other senior officers were present on the occasion among others.