Dharmshala in Himachal Pradesh Gets a SkyWay for Tourists & Here Are All The Details

The Himachal Pradesh Government in order to attract more tourists in the state is starting the facility of a Skyway in Dharamshala. The Technology Corporation of Belarus in Delhi has joined hands with the Himachal Government to build an expensive Skyway in Dharamshala that will not only attract tourists but will also be helpful for the locals.

With an aim to provide quick and safe transportation to the tourists in Himachal, the Government has initiated the project of Skyway in the state and it will start working after 3 years of now.

The Dharamshala (Himachal) Skyway Project

A Skyway is an ideal way of transportation for the hilly areas and where metros, trains and monorails are not suitable. It is a light rail transportation system that will surely enhance the tourist’s visits in Himachal Pradesh.

The Dharamshala Skyway features:

  • Skyway would take about three years to get up and working in Himachal.
  • It will be developed in the radius of 15 km in two phases.
  • In the first phase, 8 km Skyrail would be completed and rest of the project of Dharamshala Skyway would be finished in the second phase.
  • The bogeys of the Skyway will have 6 person capacity and would run at 50 km/hr.
  • The price of the ticket would be Rs 60 for 15 km.
  • The Dharamshala Skyway’s construction cost would be Rs 38 crore per km
  • Around 20,000 passengers can travel through the Skyway
  • Passengers can also carry their goods and it’s an accident-free transportation.

The Himachal Government’s Advance Moves

The Skyway is an advanced form of transportation that very safe, silent, pollution-free is also not affected by earthquakes, floods or landslides. With the installation of a Skyway, the city of Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh) will become the first city in the world to have the service of suspended transport system that is so unique and cutting edge in its way. The SkyTech Technologies will be setting up a manufacturing plant in India itself to cut the cost factor. The creator of the Skyway Technologies founder Anatoly Yuntskiy has ensured that a skyway is not a fantasy project but is a solid reality that has already been built and operating in Belarus.

The Skyway system can attain the speed of 500 km per hour but the Dharamshala Skyway would run at the speed of 50-60km/hr. Urban and Development Minister Sudhir Sharma said that they will also start a Skyway high-speed service from Dharamshala connecting Shimla in Himachal Pradesh.

Sources- BusinessStandard, TheTribune

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