- Cable car to Nandi Hills was first proposed by late actor Shankar Nag
- The proposal had been lying in back burner, for over two decades
- Nandi Hills located in Chikkaballapur is a favourite spot for hiking and picnics
The state government is yet again toying with the idea of having a cable car to picturesque Nandi Hills, a proposal that had been lying in the back burner for some years.
It was yester year actor Late Shankar Nag who had proposed the idea of having a cable car to Nandi Hills to boost tourism. It is learnt that he had even drawn up a blueprint and discussed the idea with the state government. This is expected to boost tourism in both Bengaluru and Chikkaballapur districts, where Nandi Hills is located. Nandi Hills is located 1,848 feet above the sea level.
Nearly, after over two decades of his death, the government is now seriously considering on having the cable car. Not just Nandi Hills, but even the historic forts - Madhugiri and Yadgiri - will also have similar facilities, reports Prajavani. The state tourism department now headed by minister Priyank Kharge is exploring options in this regard, it is said.
"The earlier report had some loopholes and technical glitches. We have now decided to conduct a feasibility report through a separate agency," minister Kharge told, reports Prajavani. There will be parallel ropeways with multiple cable cars with a capacity to carry at least 20 people, it is learnt.
Various adventure sports firms have come forward to draw cable car to Nandi, Madhugiri and Yadgiri hills. But, the government is not ready to entrust the job to private parties, reports Prajavani. The objective of having the cable car is to drastically reduce the vehicular traffic on the road which winds up at Nandi Hills. Besides, allowing the tourists to enjoy the cloudy mountain on their way to Nandi Hills.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:50 PM IST