More ropeways likely to come up in Himachal, MoU signed


While signing an MoU in the national capital, Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that possibilities will be explored to prepare a feasibility report of seven ropeway projects in Kangra, Kullu, Chamba, Sirmour and Bilaspur districts at an estimated cost of Rs 2,264 crore.

An Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between National Highways Logistic Management Limited (NHLML) and Ropeways and Rapid Transport System Development Corporation HP Ltd (RTDC) for development of ropeways as innovative transport solution in Himachal Pradesh. Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur were present on the occasion.

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Chief Minister also apprised the Union Minister about the immediate need for maintenance of important stretches on Shimla-Mataur road, Pathankot-Chakki-Mandi road and Chakki-Mandi-Manali road. He also urged for expediting notification of nine high priority roads list submitted to the Ministry by the state government.