Now distance between Vaishno Devi & Bairon temple in just 3 minutes via ropeway

Now distance between Vaishno Devi & Bairon temple in just 3 minutes via ropeway

Courtesy : Nationalist Bureau27/12/2018 10:04

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik today inaugurated the Bhairon Ghati Passenger Ropeway that would connect the Vaishno Devi shrine to Bhairon temple.

 The governor e-inaugurated the ropeway service that will reduce the difficult hour-long steep journey to just 3 minutes.

 The fare for the ropeway is Rs 100 per person and the service will be operational only during the daytime.

 The ropeway has a carrying capacity of 800 persons per hour. The equipment and cabins of the ropeway have been imported from Switzerland.

The new service will provide huge relief particularly for the elderly and specially-abled, because of the steep climb to an altitude of 6,600 feet.

 The trial for the ropeway project was started on November 26 and was concluded recently. Besides trial and testing of the passenger ropeway, mock rescue and evacuation drills were also conducted to ensure the safety of the passengers.

 The ropeway works had been undertaken by the joint venture of Garaventa AG, Switzerland and Damodar Ropeways Construction Co (P) Ltd, Kolkata, under the supervision of RITES.

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