Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar informed the state assembly on Monday that a 1.24 km long ropeway will connect Panaji to 16th century Reis Magos fort. The ropeway is planned on the Mandovi river in order to boost tourism in Goa.
“The length of the stretch (one-way) between Panaji to Reis Magos is 1,240 metres. The ropeway would be monocable-detachable-gondala system with installed capacity of 800 persons per hour,” Parulekar told the legislative assembly.
The tourism minister further informed that M/s. Doppelmayr Gravanta (Swiss-Austrian group) will be the technology partner for the project. The entire project cost is estimated to be Rs. 157 crores and will be a Public Private Partnership project. Jammu and Kashmir-based Menus Adventures Pvt. Ltd has been selected to execute the project.
The Tourism Minister also added that the state government will not invest money in the ropeway project. “The liability of the government will be limited to facilitating any necessary clearances and approving the design/construction details, as submitted by the private operator. Government will not invest any financial amount in the project,” he said.