The Karnataka government has approved the construction of a cable car up Nandi Hills, a popular tourist spot, State Minister Dr Sudhakar K said on Twitter. The Karnataka cabinet on Friday gave its approval to the proposal to build and operate the cable car there.
“The cable car to NANDI HILLS will soon be a reality! Originally designed in the 1980s… the proposal has been gathering dust for 40 years! Today, the proposal was approved by Cabinet. Thanks to CM Basavaraj Bommai for making this a reality,” Dr Sudhakar said in a tweet.
In a separate post on Twitter, his office quoted the minister as saying the 2.93 kilometer long cable car will make Nandi Hills a world-class tourist destination.
Dr. Sudhakar also posted a video about the project. Here are the key things to know about it as shown in the video:
- The overall cost of the project is Rs 93.40 crore.
- The cable car will have 18 towers and will operate under the public-private partnership (PPP) model.
- It will include a restaurant, food court and several shops along the route.
- The project will be carried out in two phases. In the first phase, the construction and acquisition of the cable car and the development of nearby real estate will be carried out. The second phase will include maintenance of the cable car and building facilities.
- A round trip of the cable car will take 28 minutes.
- Fifty cabins will be put into service, and each of them will be able to accommodate a maximum of 10 people.
- Parking and waiting areas will be located at the upper and lower terminals.