Tourism Minister Paul Lyngdoh today said construction of the Shillong ropeway project will start by November, this year.
Lyngdoh told reporters that he had recently held a meeting to discuss this important project, the Shillong ropeway project.
He said the project starts from the terminal point at Madan Laban towards Lumparing and to the viewpoint of Shillong Peak and “we will have 12 cables initially and the engineering will be done as per European standards.”
“We will be floating tenders in the month of May and likely the work will start by November of this year,” he added.
The minister also informed that he had visited the Orchid Resort, Mawkasiang and a few areas that need further enhancement and that along with officials of the tourism department, we will be initiating a few major interventions in the project.
He further informed that the Department of Tourism along with Asian Development Bank will be initiating new projects and to begin with Shillong and Sohra circuits will each get funding of Rs 70 crore and these projects have been initiated.