The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is planning to build the world’s largest and tallest cable car in the Kumrat Valley in Upper Dir District.
Chief Minister Mahmood Khan presided over a meeting of the tourism department when the decision was taken. The meeting approved a full feasibility assessment and engineering design.
The 14km project will connect the Kamrat and Madkalash valleys in Lower Chitral. According to planners, the expected cable line will be the world’s longest and tallest cable car, attracting eight million local and international tourists to the province.
In addition to the cable car, there will be a parking lot, a restaurant, and other ancillary services. He said at the conference that the project would provide employment opportunities to the residents and boost economic activities in the province. According to the session, the main features of the cable car project were outlined, and the estimated cost was about Rs 32.32 billion.
The gathering was also informed that the feasibility study of the project would take five to six months to complete. According to the documents, the maximum cost of a cable car will be Rs 500 per person, and the parking facility will hold about 500 automobiles at a time.
According to the documents, the cable car will travel at a speed of 6 km per second, each car cubicle will carry ten tourists in each round. The ambitious plan envisages that about 30,000 tourists will be able to board cable cars daily, with 38 tourists on a 38-minute trip each trip.