FIL Industries Limited & POMA S.A.S France have been awarded the prestigious Dehradun-Mussoorie Ropeway Project in a public-private partnership with the Government of Uttarakhand. In an impressive ceremony at Mussoorie, the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat laid the foundation stone of the project on Wednesday, 6th March 2019 in the presence of senior management from FIL Industries Limited, POMA France as well as senior functionaries and officials from the Government of Uttarakhand. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said, “The ropeway would be made on a public-private partnership (PPP) mode”. He added that the ropeway project “will definitely boost the tourism of Mussoorie”. “Around 1000-1200 people can be transported at one time using the ropeway. We will ensure there is also a proper transportation system in place to bring tourists from ISBT, railway station and airport to the ropeway”, the Chief Minister said.
This landmark project is the longest passenger aerial ropeway development in India and will be amongst the top 5 globally in terms of length for mono-cable ropeway system.
Dehradun Mussoorie Ropeway Project involves development of approximately 5.5 kms of aerial passenger ropeway system, which will significantly reduce the travelling time between two scenic and famous hill stations of north India. The project will also include developing 2 terminals each at Dehradun and Mussoorie, parking spaces along with other facilities like ticket counters, waiting lounges, food & retail, public amenities, etc. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 300 crores.
“We are thankful to the Government of Uttarakhand for awarding us this project. FIL Group is a market leader in the development of integrated mountain tourism infrastructure in the country and has a strong strategic collaboration with POMA. The ropeway is a part of our initiative to develop and promote aerial ropeway transportation in India. We are sure this will significantly enhance the already thriving tourism sector of Uttarakhand and add much convenience to visitors of these two picturesque hill stations. We are extremely delighted to be a part of this endeavour.” said Syed Tariq Bukhari, Managing Director of FIL Industries Limited.
About FIL Industries Limited
FIL Industries Limited is a diversified business organisation with interests in agriculture, food & beverages, tourism, hospitality and mountain infrastructure development. Empyrean Skyview Projects, a subsidiary of FIL, has partnered with POMA, the world leader in making ropeway transportation for its first major project – Skyview Patnitop is nearing completion soon in Patnitop, J&K. It will be one of its kind ropeway project in the country soaring over treetops at 65 meters from the ground level in the picturesque Shivalik Mountain ranges. Skyview Patnitop is certified by CEN (European Standards) and will also feature adventure activities like Zipline and Tubing along with fine dine restaurants as part of the destination’s offerings.
About POMA S.A.S France
POMA is an 80-year-old world leader in ropeway transportation, with subsidiaries on five continents. The company has almost 1100 employees, two-thirds of which are employed in France. To date, POMA has built over 8,000 installations in over 80 countries, thanks to its innovative spirit and expertise. POMA has developed its commercial activities in India since 1970’s.