FIL Industries Limited, POMA S.A.S France to develop aerial passenger ropeway from Dehradun to Mussoorie
Foundation stone ceremony held in Mussoorie
Mussoorie: FIL Industries Limited and POMA S.A.S France have been awarded the prestigious Dehradun-Mussoorie Ropeway Project in a public private partnership with the Government of Uttarakhand.
In a ceremony at Mussoorie, the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Trivendra Singh Rawat laid the foundation stone of the project on Wednesday, 6th March 2019 in presence of senior management from FIL Industries Limited, POMA France as well as senior functionaries and officials from the Government of Uttarakhand.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said, “The ropeway would be made on a public private partnership (PPP) mode”. He added that the ropeway project “will definitely boost the tourism of Mussoorie”.
“Around 1000-1200 people can be transported at one time using the ropeway. We will ensure there is also a proper transportation system in place to bring tourists from ISBT, railway station and airport to the ropeway”, the Chief Minister said.
This landmark project is the longest passenger aerial ropeway development in India and will be amongst the top five globally in terms of length for mono-cable ropeway system.
Dehradun Mussoorie Ropeway Project involves development of approximately 5.5 kms of aerial passenger ropeway system, which will significantly reduce the travelling time between two scenic and famous hill stations of north India. The project will also include developing 2 terminals each at Dehradun and Mussoorie, parking spaces along with other facilities like ticket counters, waiting lounges, food and retail, public amenities, etc. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 300 crores.
“We are thankful to the Government of Uttarakhand for awarding us this project. FIL Group is a market leader in the development integrated mountain tourism infrastructure in the country and has a strong strategic collaboration with POMA. The ropeway is a part of our initiative to develop and promote aerial ropeway transportation in India. We are sure this will significantly enhance the already thriving tourism sector of Uttarakhand and add much convenience to visitors of these two picturesque hill stations. We are extremely delighted to be a part of this endeavour.” said Syed Tariq Bukhari, Managing Director of FIL Industries Limited.