Department of Tourism, Government of Karnataka has signed a concession agreement for development of Passenger Ropeway at Nandi Hills with Dyanamicx Ropeway Pvt Ltd., for a project cost of Rs. 93.40 Crores. The much-awaited project with an alignment of approximately 2.93 KM will be developed on Public Private Partnership (PPP) model. Dyanamicx Ropeway Pvt Ltd. will develop the project on Design, Build, Finance, Operate & Transfer (DBFOT) framework with a concession period of 30 years.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Kapil Mohan, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Tourism Department said, “Nandi Hills is home to some historical sites and heritage monuments, and is also famous for its trekking trails, cycling routes and adventure sports such as paragliding. The fast and environment friendly transportation facility like ropeway will save the time to reach Nandi Hills and will reduce pollution in the area apart from offering scenic aerial view of the surrounding area. The development of ropeway will not only improve connectivity but also attract more tourists to Nandi Hills.”
Revenue and Non-revenue generating facilities have been planned at Upper & Lower landing stations. These facilities would also cater to tourists staying at Hotel and accommodation facilities around the location. Parking facility for 2-wheelers, 4-wheelers, rental vehicles & ATMs has been planned at the foothills. Facilities such as Drinking Water Stations, Washrooms, Ticketing, Counters, Waiting Rooms, Restaurant with seating, Tea / Coffee Stall, Souvenir Shops will also be part of this mega project.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. V Ram Prasath Manohar, IAS, Director, Department of Tourism, Government of Karnataka said, “The Passenger Ropeway in Nandi Hills is an iconic endeavor in Bengaluru, which is certain to put the area on the international tourism map. This project will bring jobs and a source of income to the locals, as well as bring in some revenue for the government. In addition, it will also help to reduce the pollution in the hills and assist us in our mission to promote sustainable tourism.”