Rohtang Ropeway To Be Ready By 2024

Manali: The Rohtang ropeway will be ready by 2024, said Amitabh Sharma, managing director of the Rohtang ropeway project, here.

There was a time when one had to travel 45 kilometers to reach Rohtang pass from Manali. Often when the temperature is below zero, and sometimes the road is closed due to snowfall. After the tunnel Govt is going to give one more gift that is an 8.1 kilometers long ropeway, which will be ready by 2024.

Atal Tunnel has already opened up tourism routes to Leh. This ropeway will also be a major center of attraction.  Rohtang Rope-Way, which will carry around 1500 people per hour.

The project will cost around Rs 540 crore.

Speaking to Hill Post, Amitabh Sharma, managing director of the Rohtang ropeway project revealed that this project is built based on the PPP model by the Government of Himachal Pradesh. The Central Government also has given substantial support.

The project will connect two locations in the valley. It will connect Rohtang Pass to Kothi village.

Amitabh Sharma added that Kothi village, which is present at an altitude of about 8000 feet, will be the first phase of this ropeway, which will be connected to Gulaba. Gulaba station is at a height of about 9400 feet. The next station will be at Marhi, which is at an altitude of 10.9 thousand feet. The last station there will be Rohtang Pass, which is at the height of about 13,200 feet. This will be India’s highest ropeway.

He further explained that state-of-the-art technology is being used in it. The ropeway will start from the Kothi and take you to the icy mountain. Rohtang Pass has snow cover around the year. Glaciers are also found here in the surrounding mountains.

Sanjay Dutta, an engineer by qualification but is a journalist by choice. He has worked for the premier new agency Press Trust of India and leading English daily Indian Express. With more than a decade of experience, he has been highlighting issues related to environment, tourism and other aspects affecting mountain ecology. Sanjay Dutta lives in a village close to Manali in Kullu valley of Himachal.

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