Nandi Hills Ropeway Project: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has laid the foundation stone for a 2.93-kilometer-long ropeway project that will connect Bengaluru to the popular tourist destination of Nandi Hills. The undertaking of the project will cost 93.40 crore.
The Karnataka Chief Minister mentioned that the late cine actor-director Shankar Nag had a vision of a ropeway for Nandi Hills however, Despite the support of the then chief minister, Ramakrishna Hegde, the project was neglected for several decades. CM Bommai stated that the aspirations of tourists will soon be fulfilled as the project is expected to become a reality in a few months.
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He further explained that the Karnataka Tourism Department had signed an agreement with Dynamicx Ropeway Limited to build a ropeway to Nandi Hills under the public-private partnership model.
Chief Minister hailed the ropeway as an eco-friendly means of transportation that will also offer visitors an aerial view of the scenic location. Tourists visiting Nandi Hills for adventure activities such as trekking and para-gliding will have a convenient mode of transport after the development of the ropeway.
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The foothills will be equipped with parking spaces for 480 two-wheelers and 410 four-wheelers, as well as a food court, drinking water stations, restrooms, and restaurants for the convenience of visitors. Additionally, the hilltop will also have a food court, drinking water units, and toilets.
According to the Karnataka Chief Minister, the journey from the foothill to the top of Nandi Hills via the proposed 2.93-km ropeway would take an estimated 15 minutes. The ropeway would have the capacity to transport 1,000 people per hour. He also stated that the project would create direct employment for approximately 500 people and indirect employment for around 5,000 people.