The Ropeway and Rapid Transport System Development Corporation (RRTSDC) will open technical bids for its ambitious passenger ropeway system for the city on April 6. Shimla will be the first city in the country to use cable cars on ropeways for urban transportation. If our promoters are able to travel this time to India, the project will start moving,” said an RRTSDC official.
The RRTSDC had floated the request for proposal last May, inviting companies/ consortiums to design, construct, operate and maintain a passenger ropeway system for the city struggling with increasing traffic on its narrow roads and almost non-existent parking spaces. Hopefully, they will be here this time for technical bids,” the official said, adding that the Rs 1,200 Crore project would be executed in PPP/VGF mode.