Jul 12, 2024

Jalpadevi cable car construction starts in Kailali

Jalpadevi cable car construction starts in Kailali

KATHMANDU, April 17:Construction on the first phase of the Jalpa Devi cable car, which would connect Chisapani to Rajkanda in Kailali, has begun.

On Sunday, Chandra Prasad Dhakal, President of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), began the first phase of the project's construction work by doing puja at the building site and beginning to cut trees.

This cable car, which will cost 5 billion to build, will be 3.1 kilometers long in total.

The cable car will include fifteen towers and 34 gondolas. It is estimated that the trip will take roughly 10 minutes. The cable car will have the capacity to accommodate 6,000 passengers each day.

President Dhakal announced during the opening that building of the cable car has begun in order to promote tourism in the Far West region, which is full of natural resources and tourism potential.

The cable car excursion, which begins at the project site near the Karnali River's Chisapani bridge, takes you past religious sites including the Karnali River, Jalpadevi, Kalbhairav, Kalikadevi, Kailashdham, and tourist attractions like the elephant stone.

President Dhakal announced that building on the project had begun after eight years of constant effort, and that the goal was to finish it within the next two years.

To set up at least one tourism facility in each province, IME Group will begin construction of cable cars in Karnali Chisapani, which serves as the Far Western Province's entryway.

According to reports, the local government will receive 2% of the cable car's overall income. Tourism marketing and employment opportunities are expected to be established as a result of the cable car's development, with locals benefiting.

The necessary equipment for the construction of the cable car will be brought from Austria's Doppelmayr Company.

Along with the cable car, a 50-bed hotel will be erected in Chisapani, as well as a 100-bed hotel and theater in Rajkanda.

Tree felling work along the project's right of way has also begun. The project site contains 1,866 trees. The company has registered an area of 100 Bigaha for cable car operation.

Along with the Chisapani-Rajkanda cable car, tourist accommodations like as homestays and resorts will be constructed.

It is been reported that local businesses, including Kailali entrepreneur Surya Bahadur Thapa, are involved in the project.