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Ropeways, Cable Cars future of Indian transport, especially in hilly terrains, congested cities: Gadkari

Ropeways, Cable Cars future of Indian transport, especially in hilly terrains, congested cities: Gadkari

New Delhi, Nov 5 (UNI) Ropeways and cable cars are the future of Indian transport, especially in hilly terrains and congested cities, Union Road Transport and Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Nitin Gadkari said here on Monday.

Mr Gadkari said the country needs futuristic technology for developing its transport sector.

He stressed upon the need to cut down congestion and resultant pollution in cities.

Reiterating his commitment for promoting transport innovations that are pollution free and cost effective, he said ropeways, cable cars, funicular railways can be very useful means of transport for hilly and difficult terrains and as last mile connectivity options in congested cities.

He said these transport options would also be very useful for tier two cities and hoped these would motivate people to shift from personal to public transport.

Mr Gadkari was speaking here at the MoU signing between WAPCOS and Doppelmayr for providing end-to-end solutions for passenger ropeway projects.

WAPCOS is a leading engineering consultancy organisation of the Government of India, which has grown into an Indian multinational with projects in over 45 countries across the world.

Doppelmayr, Austria are the world’s largest ropeway manufacturers with cutting-edge ropeway technologies. It has set up more than 15,000 ropeway installations across the world.

The MoU includes the entire gamut of preparing feasibility studies, detailed project reports, construction, equipment supply, operation and maintenance, etc.

It will enable development of ropeway projects in various states using globally accepted standards for passenger safety and reliability.

These projects will not only reduce traffic congestion and pollution, but will also contribute towards development of tourism destinations and provide impetus to employment generation in the country.

Mr Gadkari said, this is a historical day as it will change the face of urban transport in the country. Cable cars and ropeways have already proven to be successful in Bolivia, Vietnam, Switzerland and many other countries.

He said, the government is exploring the use of new kinds of vehicles like hybrid aeroboats that combine land, water and aviation technology and can run on land, water and air at speeds greater than 80 km per hour.

'Ten National Waterways including Ganga are being developed for transport. It will soon be possible to carry goods from Varanasi right up to Bangladesh and the North Eastern states of our country on waterways,' he said.



Mr Gadkari again called for the use of alternate fuels in transport sector. He said, by use of methanol, ethanol and electric sources, the country can make huge savings on petroleum imports.

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