1. Home
  2.  |  
  3. State Current Affairs  |  

Himachal Pradesh scrapped Palchan-Rohtang Ropeway Project

Sep 5, 2013 11:21 IST

Himachal Pradesh cabinet on 4 September 2013 decided to cancel construction of Palchan-Rohtang ropeway project in Kullu district. The proposed project was planned to transport around 9000 visitors between Palchan and Rohtang daily to decongest the Manali-Leh road. There is a huge rush of tourists between May and July every year.

The proposed ropeway project is 9-km-long. It will connect Palchan village with the 13050-feet-high Rohtang Pass.
The ropeway project was scrapped following objection from taxi operators who were wary of losing business if the proposed ropeway till Rohtang Pass was constructed. The cabinet decided to cancel the project to safeguard the interests of taxi operators and others in the area. The ropeway project could destroy employment of thousands of people engaged in tourism activities.
However, heavy influx of vehicles is causing environment pollution at Rohtang, resulting in the damage to the fragile ecology.

National Environmental Engineering Regional Institute (NEERI) had submitted to Himachal Pradesh high court a report in which it had recommended building a ropeway for better tourism management in the area.

Is this article important for exams ? Yes56 People Agreed
Read more Current Affairs on: Himachal Pradesh , Palchan , Rohtang

Register to get FREE updates

    All Fields Mandatory
  • (Ex:9123456789)
  • Please Select Your Interest
  • Please specify

  • ajax-loader
  • A verifcation code has been sent to
    your mobile number

    Please enter the verification code below

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK