Why is this great news?
1. The proposed ropeway from Dehradun to Mussoorie will be the second largest ropeway in Asia with a length of 5.5 kms. The largest, Hong Kong’s Gongping ropeway, is just two hundred meters longer with the length of 5.7 km.
2. The construction of this ropeway will cut the Doon-Mussoorie travel time to 15-20 mins and will also help reduce traffic and congestion on the roads.
3. With the capacity to transport up to 1200 people at once, the proposed ropeway will surely help boost tourism in the State making for a scenic ride between the state capital and the Queen of hills.
4. It will be an eco-friendly mode of transportation that runs on electricity and thus, help in reducing pollution.