Rajasthan Government Proposes 16 Ropeways to Centre for Enhancing Connectivity and Tourism, ET TravelWorld


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The state government has forwarded a list of 16 proposed sites in Rajasthan to the minister of road transport and highways (MoRTH), for installation of ropeways under the Parvatmala Pariyojana of the Union Government.

Sources in the public works department (PWD) claimed that deputy chief minister, Diya Kumari, had sent a letter along with the tentative list of proposed ropeways to the Union MoRTH minister Nitin Gadkari on February 14. The letter was sent following a meeting between Gadkari and Kumari on February 12.

“I would like to draw your attention towards the discussion held with your good self on February 12, 2024, wherein the development of the ropeways in the state to be funded under centrally sponsored schemes was also deliberated upon. A list of ropeways proposals has been compiled by the tourism department for your perusal and consideration,” the letter sent by Diya Kumari stated.

Besides being the deputy chief minister, Diya Kumari is also the PWD and tourism minister of the state.

The ropeways have been proposed in 12 districts of the state which includes two each in Rajsamand, Bundi, Jaipur, and Sawai Madhopur, and eight in Udaipur, Sikar, Jodhpur, Dausa, Baran, Banswara, Ajmer and Chitorgarh.

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“These projects have been carefully listed to align with the objectives of enhancing connectivity primarily at frequently visited religious sites and for in principle approval, these projects may be examined at the level of MoRTH for execution purposes to promote tourism and enhancing connectivity in Rajasthan,” the letter further stated. Officials at the PWD said that following the letter from the deputy CM, chief secretary Sudhansh Pant has sent instructions to the department to prepare primary project reports (PPRs) of these projects by February 19 and submit them to the union MoRTH.

“Out of the 16 proposed ropeways, PPRs for two are already completed. We would complete the PPRs for the rest and submit them to the Union government within the deadline of February 19,” said a PWD official.

  • Published On Feb 19, 2024 at 09:00 AM IST

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