KATHMANDU, Aug 4: Three years have elapsed since the launch of the ropeway elimination campaign some rural areas of the country are still making do with the riskier transport system for want of reliable means of transport.
At present, twenty six out of total 131 ropeways are still in operation across the country, said Purushottam Nepal, joint secretary at the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration.
On 12 October 2015, the then government had directed concerned authorities to replace ropeways within two years.
Recently on August 1, the incumbent government had directed respective district administration office and local level units to show prompt action to replace ropeways. The country law has barred the construction of a new ropeway.
The government has released budget approximately Rs 3.1 billion in the current fiscal to remove ropeways in the next three years. Local level governments have been tasked with constructing ropeways less than 120 meters in length, and the government itself will build ropeways above the length. RSS