The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government, as another important development to promote tourism activities in the province, has decided to launch a project of Cable Car at the famous touristic spot of Kumrat valley in district Upper Dir. The 14 kilometers long proposed Cable Car will connect Kumrat valley to Madaklasht valley of lower Chitral.
The proposed cable car will be the longest and highest cable car in the world, and after completion it is expecting to attract 8.00 million foreign and local tourists to the province, and thus will generate maximum employment opportunities and boost economic activities in the province.
It was decided in a meeting of tourism department held here with Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan in the chair. The meeting gave go ahead to the department to carry out detailed feasibility study and engineering design of the project. Secretary Tourism Muhammad Abid Majeed, Principal Secretary to CM Shahab Ali Shah, Special Secretary to CM Masood Younas, Managing Director Tourism Corporation Junaid Khan and other relevant authorities attended the meeting.
Briefing the meeting about the salient feature of the project, it was told that the project would be completed with an estimated cost of the Rs. 32 Billion adding that the Cable Car will have car parking facilities on both the stations whereas it will have an intermediate station as well with restaurant and other allied facilities.
It was further informed that feasibility study of the proposed project would be completed in five to six months period. “The proposed Cable Car will be built on international standards which, on completion would attract foreign and local tourists at large number”; the meeting was informed.
#KP to Introduce World’s Largest and Highest Cable Car in #Kumrat ValleyThe #KhyberPakhtunkhwa (KP) government is working on the world’s largest and highest cable car project in the #UpperDir district’s Kumrat valley, which will be open for the public next year.The decision was made during a meeting of the provincial Tourism Department with CM Mahmood Khan in the chair.According to the detailed feasibility study and engineering design for the 14-km long project, which will be completed in at least five months, will cost around Rs. 32 billion.The session was briefed about the essential features of the cable car project that will connect the Kumrat valley to Lower Chitral’s Madaklasht valley
Posted by Developing Pakistan on Friday, July 24, 2020