Parvatmala Programme

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The Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways recently informed the Lok Sabha about the detailed feasibility studies of eight projects for Ropeway implementation under the Parvatmala programme.

About Parvatmala Programme:

  • The National Ropeway Development Programme also known as ‘Parvatmala’ (Parvatmala means garlanding mountains) was announced in the 2022-23 Union Budget.
  • Aim: To decongest mountainous areas where road and train connectivity cannot be upgraded beyond a limit.
  • Under phase-I of the project, 30 priority points or stretches will be consParvatmala will construct ropeways in mountainous terrains of India under the Public Private Partnership (PPP).
  • Nodal Ministry: The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways undertakes the project.
  • The ministry will oversee all the affairs related to the ropeway construction, research, and policy-making.
  • Implementing Agency: The National Highways Logistics Management Limited (NHLML) has been mandated by the ministry to implement the project. It is a 100% owned SPV of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).


Q1) What is the mandate of the National Highways Authority of India?

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) was constituted by an Act of Parliament in 1988 under the administrative control of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways NHAI has been set up as a Central Authority to develop, maintain and manage the National Highways entrusted to it by the Government of India.  

Source: Detailed feasibility studies completed for 8 projects for implementation of Ropeways under PARVATMALA program