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LG inaugurates 1.18 km long Peerkho-Mahamaya section of Jammu ropeway

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Calls for maintaining highest safety standards to provide lifetime experience to tourists

Jammu: Giving a determined push to the tourism sector in the Jammu region, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Friday inaugurated the much-awaited 1.18 km long Peerkho-Mahamaya section of Jammu Ropeway.

Speaking on the impact of the project on tourism, the LG observed that the complete operationalization of the Jammu Ropeway would give a further boost to the tourism sector in J&K, besides giving a fillip to the socio-economic development of the region by generating direct and indirect livelihood opportunities for the locals.

“Jammu ropeway will be a major tourist attraction in the region. It will instill new enthusiasm in the tourism sector in Jammu & Kashmir and add to aesthetics of Jammu city,” Sinha remarked.

According to an official press release issued in this regard, with the throwing open of Peerkho-Mahamaya section of the ropeway to public, the religious tourism circuit connecting three major temples of Jammu city — Peerkho, Mahamaya, and Bahu temple — has also been completed. It will provide lifetime experience to the tourists, added the LG.

He directed the officers to devise a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the periodic inspection of the ropeway and maintain the highest safety standards and professionalism, besides keeping in view the ecology factor, while operating the facility in order to ensure the safety of visiting tourists looking forward to a joyful ride.

He also directed the concerned officers to complete the pending auxiliary works immediately for easy access of tourists and make them operational at the earliest.

The Jammu ropeway project also offers a host of facilities including restaurant, walkways, lawns, public utilities, parking space, and other recreational facilities for the people.

Pertinently, Jammu ropeway is a hybrid system, the critical components having been imported and integrated with the Indian system. Costing Rs. 75.83 crores, the project comprises of two sections: Section-I is between Peerkho (Below Mubarak Mandi) and Mahamaya, with a distance of 1.184 km, whereas Section-II is between Mahamaya temple and Bahu, with a distance of 0.485 km, the press release informed.

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