Girnar Mountain(Temples) Ropeway gets clearance from Gujarat Govt.
Gujarat government has given final nod for setting up a ropeway parallel to the staircase on Girnar Parvat.
Chief minister Narendra Modi, in a meeting with the state wildlife board, had approved the project which was originally mooted in 1989.
"The state wildlife board and CM have approved the project and now we will recommend it for final clearance from the Central Board of Wildlife (CBW)," principal secretary environment and forest S K Nanda said.
He said that work for the proposed rope way will begin once the CBW gives its clearance as the forest department of the Central government had already cleared the proposal around 8-9 years back.
He added that Usha Braco has been given the contract to build and operate Ropeway to be built parallel to the staircase.
According to Nanda, the company will be required to make investment of around Rs 90-crore for setting up around 1.5 km ropeway line on the mountain.