The foundation stone for construction of this project was laid in January 2016 and is expected to provide a permanent solution to the traffic problems of McLeodganj during the peak tourist season.
The project envisages construction of buildings at two ends — lower terminal point and upper terminal point — of ropeway systems for boarding and deboarding of passengers and other infrastructure such as ticket counters, waiting area, toilet facilities and medical emergency room.
Dharmshala Ropeway Ltd, which will implement the project, has been asked to obtain ‘consent to establish’ from the State Pollution Control Board.
It has also been told to construct adequate parking at lower terminal and provide dedicated trolleys for carrying baggage.
The land requirement for the proposed project is about 2.24 hectare, out of which forest land involved is 1.69 hectare.