Govindghat-Hemkund Sahib And Gaurikund-Kedarnath Will Soon Be Connected Via Ropeways

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Govindghat-Hemkund Sahib And Gaurikund-Kedarnath Will Soon Be Connected Via Ropeways

On 21st October, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of two new ropeways in Uttarakhand. The two new ropeway projects will be connecting Govindghat to Hemkund Sahib and Gaurikund to Kedarnath. The cost of both projects is estimated to be around ₹2,430 crores. The Govindghat-Hemkund Sahib will cut the travel time by 45 minutes. The Gaurikund-Kedarnath ropeway will cut travel time to 30 minutes.

New Ropeways in Uttarakhand

Prime Minister Narendra Mod on his two-day tour to the state visited temples, inspected new developments and laid the foundations of some new projects. The length of the ropeway connecting Govindghat to Hemkund Sahib will be 12.4Km. The new ropeway will have stations at Gurdwara Gobind Ghat, Gurdwara Gobind Dham, Pind Pullana and Hemkund Sahib. The ropeway connecting Gaurikund to Kedarnath will be 9.7Km long. The ropeway will also connect Ghangaria which is widely known as the gateway to the Valley of Flowers. The construction of these ropeways will bring in a safe, secure and quick mode of transport to the state. The journeys that took days and hours to complete will now be completed in minutes. The connectivity will also help the state strategically.


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An Eco-Friendly Travel

Vikramjit Singh Sahney, Rajya Sabha MP said that the new Govindghat to Hemkund Sahib ropeway is a gift to all the Sikhs, especially the seniors. He said that the project will be completed in 2 years. He then spoke about how the ropeway will boost tourism and in turn create job opportunities for youngsters. The Kedarnath temple is not directly accessible by road and pilgrims have to trek 22Km. The development of the Gaurikund-Kedarnath ropeway will be a huge relief to many pilgrims, especially the older ones. This eco-friendly solution will also boost tourism to the place.

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