Work on Kedarnath & Hemkund Sahib Ropeway Project to Start Soon | Dehradun News

DEHRADUN: After the Uttarakhand Tourism Board BoardOn Monday, Uttarakhand Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj announced that work on the two ambitious cable car projects – Sonprayag in Kedarnath and Govind Ghat at Hemkund Sahib – will start soon.
The Minister informed that the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for both projects has been prepared. The Sonprayag-Kedarnath project will cost almost Rs 1,200 crore and be 13 km long. The cost of the Govind Ghat-Hemkund Sahib project is set at Rs 850 crore and its length will be 12.5 km.
Under the Kedarnath cable car project, 26.43 hectares of forest land is to be transferred to the state government, while about 27.4782 hectares of forest land is earmarked for the Govindghat-Hemkund Sahib project. Both projects have been approved by the State Wildlife Board and have been sent to the National Wildlife Board for approval.
The council also announced that a master plan has been drawn up to convert Auli, a famous ski resort in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, into an international winter sports destination. An amount of Rs 1.50 crore has been set aside to upgrade the infrastructure. “The DPR for the cable car projects has been completed and we will start work soon,” he said. He also pointed out that the survey work for the other five cable car projects – Panchotis at Baurari, Balti Bend at Khalia Top, Rishikesh at Neelkanth, Auli at Gorson and Ranibagh at Hanuman Gadi Temple – was initiated by the National Highways Authority of India.

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