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Yamunotri ropeway gets clearance, will cut travel time from 5 hours to just 10 minutes.

Yamunotri shrine will have a ropeway that will reduce travel time from five hours to only ten. According to n reports, the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has finally approved the proposal for the mentioned ropeway after a delay of a few years.
According to reports, 3.8 hectares of land will be used for this ambitious project, where the 3.7 km (aerial distance) ropeway connecting the Yamunotri shrine to Kharsali village will be built. The ropeway will reduce travel time from five hours to just ten minutes, which is the most intriguing aspect of this project.

In connection with this, a social activist asserted that as part of plans to build a ropeway made in 2006, residents of Kharsali village provided the tourism department with access to roughly 1.5 hectares of land. Surat claims that the project was, however, delayed for more than 16 years in government records.

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He continued by saying that, as of right now, priests and pilgrims must endure a challenging 5-kilometer hike that begins in Jankichatti in order to reach the shrine. The elderly, those who haven’t adapted to high-altitude conditions. And any reported casualties during the trek are all primarily due to this. The ropeway will increase tourism and speed up travel.

Rahul Chaubey, the district’s tourism officer, stated that, with MoEF approval, they probably will start construction this summer and finish it in two years.

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