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Patnitop Ropeway Reopens for Weekend Operations in J&Ok After Month-long Covid Closure

(Image: skyviewpatnitop.com)

(Image: skyviewpatnitop.com)

Last 12 months, the ropeway resumed its operations on October 10 after remaining closed for greater than six months because of the outbreak of the coronavirus.

  • PTI Jammu
  • Last Updated:June 11, 2021, 18:38 IST
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The Patnitop ropeway in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir began weekend business operations on Friday, over a month after it was closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 2.8-km ecofriendly cable automotive mission by Skyview is the first-of-its-kind leisure, way of life and journey vacation spot, positioned amidst bountiful nature, within the lap of the Himalayas.

“Skyview by Empyrean, the not too long ago launched hospitality enterprise of Empyrean Skyview Private Limited (ESPPL) is now open at Sanget-Patnitop for guests beginning as we speak (Friday) for weekends solely — 11 am till 5pm,” its managing director, Syed Junaid Altaf, mentioned. It is the nation’s highest ropeway by way of floor clearance of over 65 meters and the biggest Indo-French collaboration in mountain infrastructure growth. It was in-built a file time of two.four years beneath the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mannequin and began its business operations on July 20, 2019.

Last 12 months, the ropeway resumed its operations on October 10 after remaining closed for greater than six months because of the outbreak of the coronavirus. “We look ahead to welcoming guests to this distinctive and holistic journey and way of life vacation spot,” Junaid mentioned.

He mentioned the Skyview is a perfect getaway for locals and vacationers who go to close by Katra, the bottom camp for Vaishno Devi pilgrimage, for spiritual tourism and for these seeking to mix or lengthen their keep in Patnitop. Spread over 22 acres within the panoramic Sanget valley and Patnitop, Skyview is only a 90-minute drive from the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine. It takes a two-hour drive from Jammu on the four-lane freeway, crossing 4 spectacular tunnels, to achieve this picturesque vacation spot.

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