The Dharamshala Skyway, an aerial ropeway connecting two of the major tourist towns of Dharamshala and Mcleodganj, was inaugurated last Wednesday.

Built at a cost of ?207 crore, skyway is aimed at reducing traffic congestion and boosting tourism. 

“The project was developed as a public-private-partnership project by Dharamshala Ropeway Limited and Himachal Pradesh’s tourism and civil aviation department,” CM Jai Ram Thakur said while inaugurating the skyway.

The skyway will cut travel time from few hours to just nine minutes. The skyway, which has a mono-cable detachable gondola (cabin) system, with 18 gondolas and a capacity of ferrying 1,000 persons per hour.

One way tariff for travelling in ropeway from Dharamsala to McLeodganj is Rs 300 per person and two way tariff is Rs 500 per person.