NITN | @notintownlive | 23 Aug 2020
Jammu: The Jammu ropeway project will resume tourism operations after the COVID-19 pandemic situation gets over.
Locals believe the project will boost the economy of the region and even generate employment.
The state has witnessed significant political changes in the past one year.
On Aug 5, the first anniversary of the Centre's decision to scrap Article 370, which provided special status to the state, was observed.
Rakesh Bhat, project manager, Jammu ropeway project told ANI: “Local business such as cab facility, hotels, maintenance will generate employment. It will be allowed for the public once the pandemic situation recedes.”
The project is divided into two sections-one from Bahu Fort to Mahamaya Temple, which is 484 meters long and the second section is from Mahamaya Temple to Peer Kho Cave Temple.
“Total cost of this project is Rs 75 crores which has the capacity for 400 passengers per hour. This project connects three ancient temples of Jammu. This will also boost local tourism. There are facilities for the tourists such as restaurants, fun zones, etc,” said Bhat.
Expressing happiness, Mohammed Ramzan, a resident of Jammu told ANI, “We feel really good that a project of this scale has taken shape here. Any such projects are favourable for us as it will act as a propeller for employment. Jammu needed a tourism spot that could cater to both tourism and employment.”
Another local resident Akamat Wani said, “More tourism will lead to more employment. More connectivity will lead to more footfalls, which in the end means more employment. A lot of renovation is taking place and it will definitely boost the overall prospect of Jammu in a positive manner.”
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