The state government is soon expected to finalise the detailed project report (DPR) for the proposed construction of the first of its kind ropeway project in the city.
An official source said, “We are finalising the DPR. We are waiting for the forest clearances. Once we get, we will move for tendering. The process is ongoing.”
On January this year, the land-handing over ceremony at the picturesque Shillong Peak was held in presence of Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma.
The source has informed that the ropeway project which will be set up on 1.34 hectares land comes at an estimated cost of Rs 138.00 crores.
The project comprises of a Lower Terminal Point (LTP) which has been proposed in existing Forest Nursery Rait Laban area to be built on 11146.96 sq. m at an altitude of 838 m above MSL and will be accommodating station building, concourse, maintenance room, ticket room cum office, store room, security room, waiting area, public convenience and parking area.
The Upper Terminal Point (UTP) has been proposed on a community land to be built on an area of 2025 sq. m at an altitude of 1633 m above MSL and will be accommodating station building, concourse, ticket room cum office, maintenance room, waiting area, food court, public convenience and cabin parking, other than these terminal points, there will be 9 towers built on an area of 251.17 sq.m.
Ropeways are Monocable Detachable Systems having fully enclosed Gondola with automatic doors. The ropeway alignment will be a single section and tourists visiting Shillong Peak view point will be able to enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of Shillong Town and the entire pristine beauty of nature from this ropeway alignment.