A new lift with more capacity would be constructed near the existing lift in Shimla to facilitate tourists and local residents.
It would be constructed by Department of Tourism under Shimla beautification plan with funds from Asian Development Bank at a cost of Rs 6.50 crore and will have a carrying capacity of 25 persons, a senior government official said.
The lift would connect Cart Road with Mall Road and its speed would more than existing lift of HP Tourism Development Corporation, which became operational in 1974.
Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh would lay the foundation stone for the project on November 29 Commissioner (Tourism and civil Aviation), Mohan Chauhan said.
He said the proposal had been approved by the ADB and the Heritage Committee.
The new lift will be equipped with all modern facilities like emergency alarm system, music, telephone connectivity and auto climate controlling system etc.
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