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  • Detailed Project Report

    PROJECT REPORT

    GOVERNMENT OF KARNATAKA INITIATIVE

    DEVELOPMENT OF CABLE CARS AT 4 LOCATIONS IN KARNATAKA

    TOURISM PROJECTS FOR INVESTMENT

    OPPORTUNITIES

    INVEST KARNATAKA 2016

    January 2016

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    Table of contents

    1. Introduction ....................................................................................................... 4

    1.1 Background .............................................................................................................................. 4

    1.2 Tourism Policy .......................................................................................................................... 4

    1.3 Objectives ................................................................................................................................ 5

    1.4 Approach and Methodology .................................................................................................... 5

    1.5 Need for the Project ................................................................................................................ 7

    2. Overview of 4 Locations ................................................................................. 8

    2.1 Chamundi Hills ......................................................................................................................... 8

    2.2 Nandi Hills .............................................................................................................................. 11

    2.3 Kemmannugundi Chikkamagalur ........................................................................................ 14

    2.4 Madhugiri Fort ....................................................................................................................... 17

    2.5 Need for the Project: ................................................................ Error! Bookmark not defined.

    3. Overview of Cable Cars ................................................................................. 20

    3.2 Technicality Involved ............................................................................................................. 21

    3.3 Challenges .............................................................................................................................. 22

    3.4 Usage of cable cars ................................................................................................................ 23

    4. Project Concept ............................................................................................... 24

    4.1 Project Component ................................................................................................................ 24

    4.2 Distribution of Infrastructure ................................................................................................ 28

    4.3 Project Cost ............................................................................................................................ 28

    4.4 Project Drivers ....................................................................................................................... 28

    5. Annexure-1 ....................................................................................................... 30

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    List of Tables

    Table 1: Comprehensive list of project components at 4 locations for cable car project .................... 24

    Table 2: Annual footfalls at 4 destinations ........................................................................................... 25

    Table 3: Indicative project component requirement for Chamundi Hills ............................................. 25

    Table 4: Indicative project component requirement for Nandi Hills .................................................... 26

    Table 5: Indicative project component requirement for Kemmannugundi ......................................... 27

    List of Figures

    Figure 1: Approach to the study ............................................................................................................. 6

    Figure 2: Temple at Chamundi Hills ........................................................................................................ 8

    Figure 3: Location of Chamundi Hills on map ......................................................................................... 9

    Figure 4: View of Hills and Temple at Nandi Hills ................................................................................. 11

    Figure 5: View of Kemmannugundi, Chikkamagalur ............................................................................. 15

    Figure 6: View of Madhugiri Fort .......................................................................................................... 17

    Figure 7: Location of Madhugiri Fort .................................................................................................... 18

    Figure 8: View of Mono Detachable cable car ...................................................................................... 21

    Figure 9: View of Bi - Cable Detachable Gondola ................................................................................. 22

    Figure 10: Cable car connecting Sentosa Island and Mount Faber attracting large number of

    footfalls ................................................................................................................................................. 23

    Figure 11: Mexico urban cable car transport system ........................................................................... 23

    Figure 12: Cable car view at Mt. Titlis ................................................................................................... 31

    Figure 13: Mount Titlis cable car routes ............................................................................................... 32

    Figure 14: View of Mount Titlis Cable Car ............................................................................................. 33

    Figure 15: Emirates Airlines Cable Car across Thames river, London ................................................... 35

    Figure 16: View of cable cars ................................................................................................................ 36

    Figure 17: The Emirates Airlines cable car service in London ............................................................... 36

    Figure 18: Route Map ........................................................................................................................... 37

    Figure 19: Local attractions for the tourists .......................................................................................... 38

    Figure 20L Bisrd's eye view of the cable car routes .............................................................................. 39

    Figure 21: View of the open deck of the cable car ............................................................................... 40

    Figure 22: Open deck of the cable car as visualized ............................................................................. 41

    Figure 23:Darjeeling Ropeway .............................................................................................................. 43

    Figure 24: View of Gulmarg Gondola .................................................................................................... 44

    Figure 25: View of Auli Cable Car, Uttarakhand ................................................................................... 45

    Figure 26: Scenic beauty offerred by Auli cable car .............................................................................. 45

    Figure 27: Raigad Ropeway ................................................................................................................... 46

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    1. Introduction

    1.1 Background

    Department of Tourism (DoT) Government of Karnataka (GoK) is determined to boost

    the tourism industry in the state. The Tourism Sector has been identified as one of the

    key sectors propelling the countrys economic growth. Karnataka State has been

    ranked as the 3rd preferred destination among domestic tourists in the tourism sector.

    Karnatakas thriving economy has created ma