Ropeway in Vrindavan to Ease Pilgrim Traffic

  • Ropeway construction has been ongoing in Barsana for nearly five years now.

2024.02.10 (Vrindavan Today News): Keeping in view of the traffic congestion in Vrindavan during the weekends and festivals, the UP Government and the district administration of Mathura have been exploring different possibilities to tackle with it. Several measures have been taken in this regard. The government agencies have allocated several parking slots, built multilevel parking areas and city buses have been introduced.

Now, the Uttar Pradesh Braj Teerth Vikas Parishad (UPBTVP) has mooted the idea of the ropeway. It has proposed the construction of ropeways in two locations, in Vrindavan. The purpose of these proposed ropeways in Vrindavan is to provide pilgrims with easier access to temples, aiming to alleviate traffic congestion and jams. However, awaiting government approval, the Parishad has outlined plans for the ropeways’ routes and stations, with surveys already completed. Once approved, the construction will commence to facilitate pilgrim transportation.

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From TFC (Daruk Parking): Starting from the Tourist Facilitation Center, this ropeway will pass through Atalla Chungi to reach Vidyapeeth Square, with the latter being the main station.

The ropeway from Chhatikara will span six kilometers, while the one from TFC (Darukh Parking) will cover a distance of two and a half kilometers. Each route will have multiple stations to cater to the pilgrims’ needs.

The construction of these ropeways aims to provide pilgrims with direct access to various temples from parking areas, thereby reducing congestion and facilitating easy movement, enhancing the overall pilgrimage experience.

The construction of the ropeways in Vrindavan will be overseen by the National Highway Authority’s Ropeway Division. Discussions have already taken place between officials of this agency and the Teerth Vikas Parishad, with preparations underway for Detailed Project Reports (DPRs).

In addition to Vrindavan, ropeway construction has been ongoing in Barsana for nearly five years now. Approximately 16 crore rupees were allocated for this project, highlighting the concerted efforts to enhance pilgrimage infrastructure across the region.

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