Pre feasibility study of six cable car projects
Nepal Tour News -----
Kathmandu: The government and entrepreneurs have planned to construct cable cars in some of the pilgrimage and tourist centers of the country.
Tourism Infrastructure Development Committee ( TIDP ) under the Ministry of Culture , Tourism and Civil Aviation has already conducted the pre-investment and pre-feasibility study of cable car projects at six tourism potential locations of Nepal in order to attract the private sectors and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).
The studied cable car projects are Chandragiri Cable Car Project (Kathmandu) ,Phulchowki Cable Car Project (Kathmandu) ,Shivapuri Cable Car Project (Kathmandu) , Dhunche-Gosainkunda Cable Car Project (Rasuwa) , Kalinchowk Cable Car Project (Dolkha) and Muktinath Cable Car Project (Mustang).
The private sector has also initiated study to construct cable cars in Swargadwari and Pokhara World Peace Stupa.
The first cable car of the country Manakamana cable car was inaugurated on November 24, 1998. The Bottom Station (258 meter) at Kurintar and the Top Station (1302 meter) at Manakamana houses the most modern cable car system imported from Austria.
The 10-minute cable-car ride takes the visitor to the temple of Goddess Manakamana , believed to fulfill wishes of the devotees. The temple of Manakamana lies 125 km to the west of Kathmandu. Cable-car ride starts at Cheres, 104 km from Kathmandu on the highway to Pokhara.
Meanwhile, feasibility works towards the construction of cable car linking the temple of Kalinchwok Bhagawati Mai in Dolakha district is underway.The Kalinchwork Darshan Ltd, Kathmandu, has initiated works recently as the study of environmental effects and impacts of the project to construct the cable car to reach the temple.
The cable car would connect Kuri bazaar with the temple navigating 900 meters. A large number of domestic and foreign tourists visit the Kalinchowk temple.
March 10, 2015
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