Construction begins of India’s longest ropeway connecting Dehradun and Mussoorie
Mussoorie Sky Car Company Pvt. Ltd., a consortium led by FIL Industries Private Ltd., and comprising POMA SAS France and SRM Engineering LLP, has commenced work on India’s longest ropeway system at a length of over 5.5 km connecting the twin cities of Dehradun and Mussoorie. The INR 300 crore mono-cable ropeway project that will be ready by September 2026.
The ropeway will cut down the 33 kms driving distance between Dehradun to and Mussoorie, which can take from 1.5 to 3 hours depending on traffic, to a mere 15 minutes.
For the first time in India, this ropeway will have 10-seater cabins. These enclosed, fully ventilated, glazed, automatic opening and closing-door cabins will initially have the capacity to carry up to 1,300 Passengers-Per-Hour-Per-Direction. The all-weather ropeway that will operate throughout the year, will considerably reduce traffic congestion in the region, especially during peak festive seasons for locals and tourists. This is the first ropeway in India which is being built both for tourism purposes as well as for urban mobility between the two cities in Uttarakhand.
“We are very excited to launch this mega ropeway project in the state of Uttarakhand, FIL Industries’ second ropeway project in India, after our very successfully running Skyview by Empyrean project in Patnitop, Jammu. The Mussoorie-Dehradun sustainable ropeway project is being built with state-of-the-art, world-class infrastructure. Once ready, it will not only provide a source of employment and bring in revenue to the state; it will also attract tourists from across the world, contributing considerably to the state GDP,” said Owais Altaf Syed, Group Director, FIL Industries Limited.