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Dehradun Mussoorie Ropeway

About Dehradun Mussoorie Ropeway

The dream project of Uttarakhand Tourism department, Dehradun-Mussoorie Ropeway Project is finally sees the light of day. Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat laid out the foundation stone for the Doon-Mussorie Ropeway Project on March 06, 2019.

Start Point of Ropeway: Purkulgaon Village, Dehradun
End Point of Ropeway: MDDA Taxi Stand, Mussoorie

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Between Dehradun and MussoorieStarting from Purkul village of Dehradun to Library Chowk in Mussoorie
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This Ropeway is currently under construction. As of now, you have to travel by road only to reach Mussoorie from Dehradun.

Dehradun Mussoorie Ropeway in Mussoorie

The project was conceptualized in 2007-08 and was accorded the status of large revenue generating project (LRG). Yet, it failed to get all the forest clearances and was caught in red tape.

The 5.5-km-long ropeway project between Dehradun and Mussoorie is going to be the longest passenger aerial ropeway in the country.

The ropeway project on the Dehradun-Mussoorie route will have 10-seater diamond cabins. This is the first time with a capacity of 1300 Passengers-Per-Hour-Per-Direction have been planned.

Upon its completion, the journey between the two cities will be shortened to just 15 minutes. Currently, it takes between 1.5 to 2 hrs to traverse a 33 km distance between Dehradun and Mussoorie.

The project is being built by the Mussoorie Sky Car Company Pvt, a consortium led by FIL Industries and composed of SRM Engineering LLP along with the technology partner POMA SAS France.

Important Facts about the Mussoorie Ropeway

Proposed ItemsDescription
Length of the Ropeway5.5 kms
Vertical Rise1037 mts
Travel Time16 minutes
Total Towers23
Terminal Station2
Cabins (both direction)53
Seating Capacity8
Project Cost300 Cr
Design Capacity1000 PPHPD
Proposed TechnologyMono-cable Detachable Gondola (MDG)

What are the benefits of the Doon-Mussoorie Ropeway Project?

  • The ropeway will shorten the one-hour zigzag drive to Mussoorie. Starting from Purkul village (which will serve as the base camp in Dehradun), the ropeway will lead to Library Chowk in Mussoorie in just 15minutes.
  • Around 1000-1200 people can be transported at a single time from the ropeway. This will ease the traffic from Dehradun to Mussoorie. The Chief Minister has ensured that there will be proper transportation system to bring tourists from ISBT, railway stations, and airports to the ropeway.
  • Transportation will be easier for the people. The people of Mussoorie acclaimed the move.
  • Tourism in Mussoorie will grow. With ease of travel and less burden on the roadways, the Doon-Mussoorie Ropeway Project will provide an impetus to tourism in Mussoorie.
  • Reduce travel time in peak season - 2 /3hours to about 20 min.
  • It will resolve parking issue in Mussoorie to certain extent by having parking facility at Terminal point and by reduction in vehicular traffic on road.
  • This Cable Car will become added attraction for both cities.
  • Help in controlling pollution due to thousands of vehicles. Ropeways run on electricity & do not emit any type of emissions and therefore considered to be Eco-friendly & non-polluting means of transportation
  • Human interference shall be limited to terminal points only thereby reducing waste disposal along the corridor. This would help protect the environment and keep the surroundings clean.
  • The ropeway can operate in rain & snow. This would help smooth traffic flow between the towns during these adverse conditions.
 Photo Source: Times of India

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