Shimla : The Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporationâ€™s (HPTDC) popular lifts connecting the cart road and mall road will soon have CCTV cameras installed .
â€œFour cameras will be installed .This will not only provide safety to tourists and locals but will also monitor the services of the HPTDC staff working in the premises ,â€ Vineet Kumar managing director HPTDC said .
â€œSenior citizens already get a 30 per cent discount for travelling in this lift .Now separate ticket counters have been provided for ladies and senior citizens ,â€ he said .
Built in the mid 1970s the HPTDC lifts connecting the cart road and the mall every day ferry huge number of tourists and locals . In the absence of the lift they would have had to walk up the steep hill side .