Varanasi’s ropeway project work to start within a week
Work on the much-awaited ropeway project in Varanasi is all set to begin within a week. Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid this ambitious project’s foundation on March 24.
The civil work of Rs.645 crore worth of ropeway project for public transport in Kashi will become operational between the first two stations by March 2024.
As per the initial plan of 30 pillars of the ropeway, 10 will be erected on government land while the other 20 will come up on the land of different institutions or private land.
Land acquisition work is being done at an accelerated pace and some changes are being made in the alignment of the pillars of the ropeway to minimize the use of land, which must be acquired.
Providing details of the progress in the work of the project, divisional commissioner and chairman of Varanasi Development Authority — the nodal agency to execute the ropeway project — Kaushal Raj Sharma said, “Work at Cantt railway station (Varanasi Junction) point for the base terminal of the ropeway is starting within a week. Agencies for the approval of the quality of construction material have been appointed in this regard.”
Sharma said that as the drawing of alignment is being revised by the executing agency, the requirement for land will reduce. Sharma said that all the parties, including private, are cooperating in the process of land acquisition.
This project is being executed by the National Highway Logistic Management Limited (NHLML) of the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI).
[With Inputs from IANS]
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Hope the rope way follows international standards of maintenance.