The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government, as another important development to promote tourism activities in the province, has decided to launch a project of Cable Car at the famous touristic spot of Kumrat valley in district Upper Dir. The 14 kilometers long proposed Cable Car will connect Kumrat valley to Madaklasht valley of lower Chitral.
The proposed cable car will be the longest and highest cable car in the world, and on completion it will expectedly attract 8.00 million foreign and local tourists to the province, and thus will generate maximum employment opportunities and boost economic activities in the province.
It was decided in a meeting of tourism department held here on Thursday with Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan in the chair. The meeting gave go ahead to the department to carry out detailed feasibility study and engineering design of the project. Secretary Tourism Muhammad Abid Majeed, Principal Secretary to CM Shahab Ali Shah, Special Secretary to CM Masood Younas, Managing Director Tourism Corporation Junaid Khan and other relevant authorities attended the meeting.
Briefing the meeting about the salient feature of the project, it was told that the project would be completed with an estimated cost of the Rs. 32 Billion adding that the Cable Car will have car parking facilities on both the stations whereas it will have an intermediate station as well with restaurant and other allied facilities.
It was further informed that feasibility study of the proposed project would be completed in five to six months period. “The proposed Cable Car will be built on international standards which, on completion would attract foreign and local tourists at large number”; the meeting was informed.