People commuting between Dehradun and Mussoorie rejoice! Because the much-speculated and long due ropeway between Dehradun and Mussoorie will soon be a reality. After eleven long years, the foundation stone for this project was laid down on Wednesday. This project will not only make life easier for the commuters who frequently travel to and fro from the two cities but is also being touted as a major source of revenue for the Uttarakhand tourism sector once it is completed.
What’s The Buzz?
The much-awaited Dehradun- Mussoorie ropeway project that was originally conceived in the year 2007-08 when BC Khanduri government was ruling the state finally materialised last Wednesday. The ropeway will connect Purkal village in Dehradun to the Library Chowk in Mussoorie reducing the traveling time between the towns to conveniently manageable 10 -12 minutes. Apart from contributing towards reducing traffic jams during peak hours, this ropeway will gravely minimise air pollution and parking problems faced by the locals and tourists alike.
What should you know?
Dehradun- Mussoorie ropeway project that was inaugurated by the current Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Trivendra Singh Rawat is estimated to cost the government 300 crore rupees. Commenting on the occasion Mr. Rawat said that the Doon -Mussoorie ropeway will become one amongst the five longest ropeway projects of the world and is expected to complete within a three years’ long time span. He further added that the ropeway will carry around 1000-1200 people in one go. The ropeway will be constructed in the PPF (Public Private Partnership) mode and a French company will be hired to provide the required technical assistance. Moreover, the government is also planning to ensure a proper transporting system from ISBT, railway stations, and airports to carry the passengers to the ropeways for their maximum convenience.
What we think?
We think that this move by the Uttarakhand government that was long due will be a welcome step for both the residents of Dehradun and Mussoorie and will also contribute towards reducing traffic on roads.