Peshawar: The KPK government on Thursday has decided to launch a cable car project at the Kumrat valley in the Upper Dir district.
The project was proposed at a meeting of the Tourism Department chaired by Chief Minister Mahmood Khan. Furthermore, the meeting directed the department to issue detailed orders regarding the feasibility study and engineering design of the project.
According to the details, the cable car project will intend to connect the Kumrat valley to the Madaklasht valley of Lower Chitral.
However, the length of the cable car will be 14km, which makes the planners believe that the proposed cable car would be the longest and highest cable car in the world.
Moreover, it will be a great attraction for around 8 million foreign and local tourists to the province.
It is pertinent to mention that, not only it will promote tourism. But also generate maximum employment opportunities and boost economic activities in the province.
Salient features of the project
While discussing the features of the project, it was reported that the project would be completed with an estimated cost of Rs32 billion.
Moreover, the project includes car parking facilities on both stations. Whereas, an intermediate station will facilitate with a restaurant and other allied facilities for passengers. That is to say that the project will take 5-6 months period to complete.
It is noteworthy that the project is environment-friendly and feasible because no land acquisition will be involved.
Hence, the CM of KPK, Mahmood Khan directed the concerned departments and authorities to start the project immediately. He added,
“The proposed project was of high importance to boost tourism activities.”
Besides this cable car project, the participants of the meeting have another agenda. They reviewed preparations and arrangements for holding some matches of the upcoming Pakistan Super League tournament in Peshawar.
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