Work begins on long-awaited Dehradun Mussoorie ropeway project

The ropeway, costing ₹300-Cr, will cut down travel time of 33 km driving distance from existing 1.5 hrs to 15 mins and phase-I of the project is likely to be opened by Sept 2026

Dehradun Mussoorie ropeway

Dehradun: The Mussoorie Sky Car Company Pvt. Ltd has commenced work on the Dehradun-Mussoorie ropeway project, India’s longest ropeway system connecting the twin cities of Dehradun and Mussoorie. The phase I of the 5.5km long ropeway project is likely to complete by September 2026.

The Mussoorie Sky Car Company Pvt Ltd is a consortium led by FIL Industries Pvt Ltd (FILIPL) and comprising of SRM Engineering LLP along with the technology partner, POMA SAS France. The ropeway will cut down travel time of 33 km driving distance in the hilly terrain from 1.5 hours to 15 minutes with 10-seater diamond cabins seen in India for the first time with a capacity of 1300 passengers per hour-per-direction.

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The then chief minister of Uttarakhand Trivendra Singh Rawat had laid the foundation stone of the project on Wednesday on March 6, 2019 in the presence of senior management from FILIPL, POMA France as well as senior functionaries and officials from the government of Uttarakhand. The project is being executed on the public private partnership (PPP) mode. This landmark project is the longest passenger aerial ropeway development in India and will be amongst the top 5 globally in terms of length for mono-cable ropeway system.

Dehradun Mussoorie ropeway project involves development of approximately 5.5 kms of aerial passenger ropeway system, which will significantly reduce the travelling time between two scenic and famous hill stations of north India. The project will also include developing 2 terminals each at Dehradun and Mussoorie, parking spaces along with other facilities like ticket counters, waiting lounges, food & retail, public amenities, etc. The estimated cost of the project is ₹300 crores.

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The all-weather ropeway that will operate throughout the year, come rain or snow, will considerably reduce traffic congestion in the region, especially during peak festive seasons for locals and tourists. This is the first ropeway in India which is being built both for tourism purposes as well as for urban mobility between the two cities in Uttarakhand.

“We are very excited to launch this mega ropeway project in the state of Uttarakhand, FILIPL’s second ropeway project in India, after our very successfully running Skyview by Empyrean project in Patnitop, Jammu. The Mussoorie-Dehradun sustainable ropeway project is being built with state-of-the-art, world-class infrastructure. Once ready, it will not only provide a source of employment and bring in revenue to the state; it will also attract tourists from across the world, contributing considerably to the state GDP,” said Owais Altaf Syed, group director, FILIPL.

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FILIPL’s Skyview Gondola also known as a ‘Green Gondola’ revolutionized travel between Sanget Valley and Patnitop, cutting road travel time by over an hour and significantly reducing vehicular pollution. Taking a leaf from this success story, Mussoorie Skycar company pvt ltd is set to be a game-changer in Uttarakhand by creating a thriving ecosystem that preserves the mountains through its range of modern urban mobility solutions. The project also envisions integrated infrastructure development, including hospitality, food & beverages as well as retail facilities, which will boost the local economies of both Dehradun and Mussoorie.

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