PARVATMALA PARIYOJANA (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Infrastructure)

News-CRUX-10     24th January 2024        

Context: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways said more than 200 projects at a cost of Rs 1.25 lakh crore have been identified in coming five years under  National Ropeways Development Programme, “Parvatmala Pariyojana”.

National Ropeways Development Programme, “Parvatmala Pariyojana

  • About: It is also known as 'Parvatmala,' was introduced during the 2022-23 Union Budget.
  • Aim: To alleviate congestion in mountainous areas where the improvement of road and train connectivity faces inherent limitations.
  • Public Private Partnership (PPP): Parvatmala aims to construct ropeways in the mountainous terrains of India through the mechanism of Public Private Partnership (PPP).
  • Nodal Ministry: The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
  • Implementing Agency: The National Highways Logistics Management Limited (NHLML) has been assigned by the ministry to implement the Parvatmala project. 
  • Benefits of Ropeway

oReduced Land Acquisition Costs with Ropeways.

oAerial Advantage of Ropeways over Roadways

oMinimal Dust Emissions and Clean Material Containers.