The Uttrakhand State Urban Development Minister Madan Kaushik gave a go ahead to a ropeway project from Har-ki-Pauri to Chandi Devi temple, on Tuesday (18th August 2020). The proposal and the detailed project report (DPR) for the ropeway has been prepared and it is likely to be discussed in the next Cabinet meeting scheduled on August 26.
“We are confident that the ‘Har-ki-Pauri to Chandi Devi Ropeway Project’ will get the nod from the Cabinet and work will soon be started,” said Kaushik. Meanwhile, the urban development department has received the DPR for the Dehradun-Haridwar metro project.
“Though we have received the DPR for the metro project, we still need to study some aspects and take a call on them. The project is likely to be brought up before the Cabinet after November,” said the senior minister.
On the development relating to personal rapid transit (PRT) or pod cars, the minister said that the DPR would be prepared and handed over in November this year. He added that the state government is working on other ropeways projects, including one in Rishikesh, and a final decision would be taken in the month of November.
With the aim to reduce the burden of traffic on roads, the Uttarakhand government has come up with a number of proposals for districts like Dehradun and Hariwdar, which witness a high tourist footfall during the tourist seasons.