Jammu ropeway ready for trial run
Jammu and Kashmir’s new ropeway project, which is expected to boost tourism, is all set for a trial run this month.
“The ropeway project will boost tourism and add to aesthetics of the city,” said Minister of State for Tourism Priya Sethi after reviewing the progress of the project.
The minister visited Peerkho — the first take off point, the Mahamaya temple – second landing bay area and Bagh-e-Bahu — the third and final destination where huge chunk of land has been acquired for developing parking, restaurant, landscaping.
Sethi also issued on-spot directions to the officials of JK cable car corporation to expedite work and ensure that first trial between the Mahamaya Temple and Bagh-e-Bahu is conducted on time.
The project, she said, is of utmost importance and going to be the biggest tourist attraction, besides adding to aesthetics of Jammu city. “The successful trial-run of eight coaches will encourage the engineers, which in turn will boost their morale to complete first ropeway as well,” she added.
Eight cable cars will be put on trial this month and then 12 more cars will be made operational on first stretch connecting both ends of river Tawi in the middle of this year. Work on approach roads and construction of retaining wall at Bahu, besides restaurants at all places are also in completion stages.