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J-K adm constitutes technical committee for inspection of Jammu ropeway project

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The Governor's administration in and Kashmir constituted a technical committee Monday to inspect the ropeway project, aimed at boosting tourism here, an said.

The order issued by the general administration department said the committee shall comprise chief from the mechanical engineering department, Jammu, chief engineer, Jammu, superintending (Civil) and Showkat Ahmad Bhat, (Mechanical), J&K State Cable Car Corporation,

The technical committee shall have the mandate to act as per the provisions prescribed under Section 10 & 11 of the J&K Aerial Ropeways Act, 2002, it said.

The much-awaited Jammu ropeway project, aimed at boosting tourism in the state's winter capital, underwent trial runs in December last year, the officials said.

The 1.66-km-long cable has two phases, first from to Mahamaya Park and second from Mahamaya to Peer Kho over the Tawi river, with a total length of 1,118 metre.

The trial run of the first phase was successfully conducted by the in April last year.

Planned in 1995, the project was to be operated from to initially but, was modified and relocated later, when the two were declared as protected monuments.

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First Published: Mon, January 07 2019. 21:05 IST