The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways will, from now on, also look after the development of Ropeways and Alternate Mobility Solutions. This means that the Ministry will have responsibility for development of ropeway and alternative mobility solutions technology, as well as construction, research, and policy in this area.
Formulation of institutional, financial, and regulatory framework for the technology will also fall under the ambit of this move.
The move is expected to give a boost to the sector, by setting up a regulatory regime, and facilitating research and new technology to come into this sector.
The important benefits of this steps will include last mile connectivity for remote locations; Reducing congestion on mainstream roads; Chance to develop world-class ropeway infrastructure; Setting up of an organised and dedicated rope-way and alternative mobility solutions industry; New technology, like CPT – Cable Propelled Transit coming to the sector; Setting safety norms for unregulated ropeways; Allowing freight and goods at remote stations; Regulating tariffs structure for the technology.