Ropeway to come up from Kothi near Manali to Rohtang Pass in 4 years

Ropeway to come up from Kothi near Manali to Rohtang Pass in 4 years

A 9-km long ropeway from Kothi near Manali to Rohtang Pass has been sanctioned by the Himachal Pradesh government, and construction work on the ropeway will begin in November 2020.

According to reports, the blueprint of the proposed Rohtang ropeway was shown to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur during their recent visit for the inauguration of Atal Rohtang Tunnel.

Reportedly, Amitabh Sharma, Managing Director, Ski Himalayas, the company in-charge of the developmental work, told the press that the ropeway would be completed in four years in three phases. The first phase from Kothi to Gulaba will be a 3-km stretch and will be finished in two years, and 3-km long stretches, each from Gulaba to Marhi and Marhi to Rohtang, will be done in the next phases. The ropeway would enable public visitors to easily travel from Kothi to Rohtang in 21 minutes.

Ropeway to come up from Kothi near Manali to Rohtang Pass in 4 years

The budget allocated in the completion of this project is INR 540 crore. Once the ropeway is ready, tourists can visit Rohtang Pass, located at a height of 13058 ft, all through the year.

Gulaba, Marhi and Rohtang Pass are some of the most popular tourist spots in Himachal Pradesh, more so in winters when people come to enjoy adventure activities in snow.
Usually, it takes two hours by road to reach from Manali to Rohtang, and traffic jams during summers create nuisance for the public.

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