“Another great news for Mumbai tourism as the new ropeway is soon gonna start between Neral and Matheran Hills as MRPL (Matheran Ropeway Private Limited) got PWD (Public Work Department) and other clearance after long wait. The only Eco-friendly and Sensitive and heritage listed hills station near Mumbai will have latest technology’s transparent ropeway cable cars that will be running between Bhivpuri village (Bhutivali) and Matheran Hills Top and the riders can enjoy the scenic view of deep valley for whole 20 minutes ride. Lets know more about this new alternate transport which will make this attraction spot more attractive to picnic seekers and hill station lovers..”
MRPL who is starting up this project expects this to be India’s longest ropeway and is getting the best cable car industry experts to get the new attraction of Matheran live in a year or two from now. Waiting to get all clearance the pending project of 2001 is ready with all legalities to give a new kind of adventure ride to tourists that will run between Bhutivali village at Bhivpuri station which is between Neral station and Karjat. Approximate time that will be taken for 1 round of Ferry from Bhutivali village to Matheran hill top will be about 20 Minutes which will be covering distance of 4.7 Kilometers at vertical height of about 750 meter from below. Wow, that will be a fascinating view to enjoy the deep valley during monsoons and also in other months as the ferry will be 100% transparent from floors also. Its like all side open to enjoy the view.
Total cost of this project will be 150 crores and is expected to be one of the Longest ropeway of India. So, after the latest zip line adventure, this gives another chance to be in air inside deep valley. Since Matheran is near to Mumbai and one of the only cool hill stations listed in Unesco Heritage listing, security of cable car and tourism is taken proper care. Also lately the shuttle trains also started from Aman Lodge to Top of Matheran Mountain which gave another boost to tourism.
Basically their will be 2 different types of Cable cars that will be running through hill station, First one will run for about 2.9 km distance with public carrying capacity of 10 people and the other one will be reversible jig back ropeway for next 1.7 kms with more carrying capacity more then 50 people (about 400 People Per Hour is targeted) and this one will have 2 carriers. This longest ropeway of India will follow all terms and guidelines to keep this hills station Eco-Friendly and pollution free and will save lots of travel time that the toy trains took. Another solution that this ropeway brings will be that of car parking challenges faced till date and will be no more. People will park their private vehicles at Bhivpuri and Neral and can directly take the ropeway ride to Matheran, which till date were allowed till Dasturi naka only.
Charges and Timings
Currently we do not have any information on the charges that will be for public use of this Ropeway. We will update this section as soon we get the rates. And about timings again as its still not operative start and end timings are not declared, possibly it will be throughout the day, So be connected for the updates by LINKING Facebook or getting connected via Twitter and Google+.
Matheran Ropeway Pvt Ltd Contact Details
Address : MRPL, 293/299 Chartered House, Near Marine Lines Church, Kalbadevi, Mumbai : 400002 (South Mumbai), India
Contact Numbers : +91-22-22078292, +91-22-22078191 (91 is ISD Code and 022 is STD Code of Mumbai).