Ropeways And Alternate Mobility Solutions

  • IASbaba
  • February 6, 2021
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Ropeways And Alternate Mobility Solutions

Part of: GS Prelims and GS- III – Infrastructure

In news 

  • The Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways will, from now on, also look after the development of Ropeways and Alternate Mobility Solutions.

Key takeaways 

  • The Ministry will also look after the construction, research, and policy in this area. 
  • Formulation of institutional, financial, and regulatory framework for the technology will also fall under the ambit of this move.
  • The move is expected to give a boost to the sector, by setting up a regulatory regime, and facilitating research and new technology to come into this sector.
  • An amendment to the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961 has been notified, to enable this step.

The important benefits of this step could be:

  • Last mile connectivity for remote locations
  • Reducing congestion on mainstream roads
  • Chance to develop world-class ropeway infrastructure
  • Setting up of an organised and dedicated rope-way and alternative mobility solutions industry
  • New technology, like CPT – Cable Propelled Transit coming to the sector
  • Setting safety norms for unregulated ropeways

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