Asia’s Second Largest Ropeway Will Cut Dehradun To Mussoorie Travel Time To Just 15 Mins

by Sushmita Mahanta
Asia’s Second Largest Ropeway Will Cut Dehradun To Mussoorie Travel Time To Just 15 Mins

Imagine taking a Dehradun to Mussoorie trip via Asia’s Second Largest Ropeway! Sounds thrilling right? Well, very soon you will see the beautiful hill station of Mussoorie being connected to the capital city of Dehradun via a ropeway. And the cherry on top is that the travel time between the two destinations will be cut down by 10 to 15 minutes with the ropeway. The foundation stone for the dream project of the Uttarakhand Tourism department, Dehradun-Mussoorie Ropeway Project was laid out on March 06, 2019, by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat. But due to the bylaws of construction and the required height of the terminals, the construction of the ropeway got delayed. However, a relaxation in the bylaws has been finally approved in the cabinet meeting, allowing terminals of fixed height to be made for the ropeway. Read on to know more updates about Asia’s Second Largest Ropeway that is all set to see the light of the day within the next three years!

The Ropeway Will Have The Capacity To Take 1000 to 1200 Passengers At A Time

The Dehradun-Mussoorie Ropeway, which is also deemed as Asia’s Second Largest Ropeway, will be capable of taking 1000 to 1200 passengers at a time. The starting point of the Ropeway will be Purkulgaon Village, Dehradun while the endpoint will be MDDA Taxi Stand, Mussoorie. This reveals how the ropeway will make travel convenient for travellers even after reaching Mussoorie, as they will be all landing on a taxi stand. The ropeway is being counted as one of the five largest ropeways in the world and the Uttarakhand Tourism department is expecting a significant tourism boost in the state once the ropeway starts operating. With a length of 5.5 km, Asia’s Second Largest Ropeway will also cut short the Dehradun to Mussoorie travel time to just 15 minutes. The tourism department believes it will also help reduce traffic and congestion on the road.

Asia’s Second Largest Ropeway Is A 300-Crore Eco-Friendly Project

The Dehradun to Mussoorie ropeway is expected to be complete in the next three years. A French company, Poma is handling the construction of Asia’s Second Largest Ropeway in Uttarakhand and has a budget of around 300 crores. The project will be constructed in a PPP (Public-Private partnership) mode. The ropeway will be able to operate both in rain and snow and will have about 53 cabins. The ropeway is going to be an eco-friendly mode of transportation in Uttarakhand that will run on electricity and will help in reducing pollution in the state.

Also read: Uttarakhand Gets Ropeway Service To Surkanda Devi Temple From Kaddukhal


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