Bandipur Cable Car Private Limited is planning to bring its cable car into operation within six months in Tanahun.

Executive Proprietor of the company Krishna Raj Adhikari said that work was under way with the aim of operating the cable car from the day of Phulpati this year.

Currently, construction of a station required for the project is in full swing.

"Ninety per cent work at the lower station located near the Prithivi Highway has been completed while fifty per cent work on the upper station located in Bandipur is yet to be completed.

The 1.6-kilometre long cable with will have 12 towers. Of them, construction of eight towers has been completed.

The 12-storey upper-tower will have a hotel of 66 rooms with a view tower, a swimming pool, three lifts, said Bandipur Cable Car Pvt Limited founder Chair Taranath Upadhayay.

As many as 150 workers are busy with cable way construction. The cable way project is estimated to cost Rs 2.6 billion. "Promoters have 80 per cent stake, while locals hold 20 per cent stake in the company," said company Chair Ram Chandra Sharma.

The cable car way will comprise 17 boxes - 15 to carry people and two to carry goods.

The cable car will employ more than 500 people, according to founder promoters.

It is believed that the cable car way will attract more tourists to Bandipur.

A version of this article appears in the print on March 21, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.