Haridwar, India (Urban Transport News): The Uttarakhand Metro Rail Corporation Ltd has invited bids from global firms for development of Urban Ropeway System at Haridwar from Har Ki Pauri to Chandi Devi Mandir on PPP Model Under Design Built Finance Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) basis.
The Uttarakhand Metro Rail, Urban Infrastructure & Building Construction Corporation Ltd (UKMRC) is an initiative by Govt. of Uttarakhand to offer world class, state-of-art commuting facilities, building infrastructures & integrated townships to its residents to improve the quality of life of citizens of Uttarakhand.
The Govt. of Uttarakhand is willing to undertake Development, Operation and Maintenance of an Urban Ropeway Project through Public Private Partnership (PPP) on Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) basis.
The ropeway is a type of Aerial Transportation Mode in which passengers are transported in cabins that are suspended and pulled by cables. Recently, ropeways have gained more attention worldwide, and now is being considered one of the most popular, energy-efficient transit modes for urban areas with topographical barriers and limited space.
The basic components of any ropeway include carriers (cabins), a drive and a return terminal, towers (to support ropes between terminals and stations), and ropes (which may be haulage or track ropes).
At present, ropeway technologies that have been used as mass transit modes in urban areas include five technologies: Aerial Tramways, Dual-Haul Aerial Tramways, Mono-cable Detachable Gondolas (MDG), Bi-cable Detachable Gondolas (BDG) and Tri-cable Detachable Gondolas (TDG).
Har ki Pauri is a famous ghat on the banks of the Ganges in Haridwar in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.
Through this project, Uttarakhand Metro Rail, Urban Infrastructure & Building Construction Corporation Limited seeks to contribute to the improvement of public transport and facilitate the use of the non-motorized mode of transport, to reduce congestion and to prevent environmental damage due to unabated pollution. This project seeks to reduce road travel demand by providing an integrated mode of transport which is well integrated with the existing setup, by proper land use planning and transport planning. It also seeks to adopt the use of cleaner technology. This project will provide better mobility to the people travelling to the city of Haridwar.