During his address at the INTERALPIN 2023 Fair in Innsbruck, Austria on 19 April 2023, Road, Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari announced the government’s plan to develop more than 250 projects under the Parvatmala Pariyojana. These projects will have a total Ropeway length of over 1200 kilometers and will be completed within 5 years.
Mr. Gadkari also highlighted the government’s Make in India initiative, which promotes the manufacturing of ropeway components. He encouraged the Austrian and European industries to participate in the enhancement of existing ropeway standards to ensure sustainable and safer transport. He emphasized that the focus of the government is on Public Private Partnership (PPP) under Hybrid Annuity Model, with 60% contribution support by the Government of India.
Q.: What is the Parvatmala Pariyojana?
a) A project to develop ropeways
b) A project to develop highways
c) A project to promote tourism
d) A project to develop railways
Ans : a) A project to develop ropeways