Girnar is one of the oldest mountains of the county and the tallest mountain of Gujarat. The height of Girnar is 1069 m or 3,507 feet. As per the archaeological data, it’s even older than the Himalayas. Surrounded by the Gir National Park and Gir wildlife sanctuary, the forest around Girnar is only home to the majestic Asiatic Lions in the world.Girnar Ropeway
Girnar has been an important chapter in history as well. We can find it’s mention in Mahabharata as well. Many Great personalities visited Girnar to find peace within, Emperor Ashoka being one of them. One can find Naga Community Sadhus near Girnar. Temples of Ambaji, Dattatreya and Neminath attract lakhs of pilgrims every year.
History of Ropeway Project:-
Girnar Ropeway project was inaugurated digitally by honourable Prime Minister Shree Narendra Modi in the physical presence of the Chief Minister Shree Vijay Rupani on 24th October 2020. Ropeway on Girnar is Asia’s Longest ropeway. First proposed in 1983, the project kept delaying because of various technical and environmental reasons.
In 2007, The foundation stone was laid by our Prime Minister Shree Narendra Modi on the foundation day of Gujarat (1st May) while he was the Chief Minister of the state. It was the year 2018 when the actual constitution of Girnar Ropeway began.
It’s to be noted that the Ropeway will reduce the total climbing time from a few hours to under 10 minutes and will make reaching Ambaji more easy and accessible to the people of all ages. Hence, will attract more tourists.
ગિરનાર રોપ-વે જાહેર જનતા માટે થયો શરૂ , આવો કરીએ ગિરનાર રોપ-વેની સફર | Journey of Girnar on Ropeway | Girnar Ropeway
The project(Girnar Ropeway) was made by the GRopeway pioneer in India, Usha Breco Limited and manufactured by an Austrian Company Doppelmayr Garaventa Group.
Technical Specifications of the Girnar Ropeway:-
- Owner and Operator: Usha Breco Limited
- Total Length: 2.3 km
- No of support towers: 9
- Total Height: 850 meters
- Travel Time: 9 Minutes
- Ridership: 800 per hour and 8000 in a day
- Capacity: 8 in a Trolley, a total of 25 trollies
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