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Manakamana cable car service to remain closed for 50 days from July 15

Manakamana cable car service to remain closed for 50 days from July 15

CHITWAN, June 16: Nepal's first cable car, the Manakamana cable car will be closed for 50 days for maintenance and upgradation. Manakamana Darshan Pvt Ltd has informed that the service will be closed for about 50 days from July 15 due to the upgrading of the cable car digital system.     

Deputy General Manager of Manakamana Darshan Pvt. Ltd. Ujjwal Sherchan informed that the cable cars in 'analogue' technology are going to be upgraded to modern digital technology with fibre.     

According to him, along with upgrading the digital system, the main wire is also about to be replaced. Sherchan said that the main cable wire rod is about to be replaced after 26 years of its establishment. He said that skilled technicians would come from the Australian Doppelmayr Company for the upgrade works. Manakamana cable car is being upgraded in various stages.     

For the convenience of the pilgrims to a famous religious place in Sahid Lakhan Rural Municipality of Gorkha district, the cable car service was brought into operation on 24 November 1998.     

Manakamana Darshan Pvt Ltd said that although the cable car service is closed, the restaurant service at the entrance (bottom station) of the cable car located at Ichchhakamana-4 Kurintar (Cheres) in Chitwan will remain open.