Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Friday inaugurated the much-awaited 1.18 km long Peerkho-Mahamaya section of Jammu ropeway, completing the religious tourism circuit by connecting three major temples of the Jammu city.
Speaking on the impact of the prestigious project on tourism, the LG observed that the complete operationalization of the Jammu Ropeway would give a further boost to the tourism sector in J&K, besides giving a fillip to the socio-economic development of the region by generating direct and indirect livelihood opportunities to the locals.
“Jammu ropeway will be a major tourist attraction in the region. It will instill new enthusiasm in the tourism sector in Jammu & Kashmir and add to aesthetics of Jammu city,” Sinha said, as per an official spokesperson.
“With the opening of the Peerkho-Mahamaya section of the ropeway to the public, the religious tourism circuit connecting three major temples of Jammu city viz. Peerkho, Mahamaya, and Bahu temple have also been completed. It will provide lifetime experience to the tourists,” he added.
The LG, as per the official spokesperson directed the officers to devise a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the periodic inspection of the ropeway and maintain the highest safety standards and professionalism, besides keeping in view the ecology factor, while operating the facility in order to ensure the safety of visiting tourists looking forward to a joyful ride.
Sinha, he said, also directed the concerned officers to complete the pending auxiliary works immediately for easy access of tourists and make them operational at the earliest.
“The Jammu Ropeway project also offers a host of facilities including restaurant, walkways, lawns, public utilities, parking space, and other recreational facilities for the people,” the official spokesperson said.
He said that the Jammu ropeway is a hybrid system, the critical components having been imported and integrated with the Indian system. Costing Rs. 75.83 crores, the project comprises of two sections: Section-I is between Peerkho (Below Mubarak Mandi) and Mahamaya, with a distance of 1.184 km, whereas Section-II is between Mahamaya temple and Bahu, with a distance of 0.485 km.
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