“Another great news for Mumbai tourism as the new ropeway is soon going to start between Neral and Matheran Hills by MRPL (Matheran Ropeway Private Limited) who have already got PWD (Public Work Department) and other clearance after long wait. A very important Eco-friendly, Eco-Sensitive heritage hills station near Mumbai will have transparent ropeway cable cars with latest technology that will be running between Bhivpuri village (Bhutivali) and Matheran Hills Top, An alternate mode of commuting and fun to enjoy the scenic view of deep valley that is said to last for 20 minutes. Let us know more about this new alternate transport which will make this attraction spot more attractive to family and friends picnic groups and hill station lovers..”
Unfortunately, for some reasons the ropeway is still not ready.
MRPL who is starting up this project expects this to be India’s longest ropeway and is getting the best of cable car industry experts to get the work done at this hill station attraction Matheran live in a year. Since 2001, this project was waiting to get all legal clearance and NOC from major departments has finally got it.
Once started, this will be the longest ropeway in India and the adventure ride for tourists will run between Bhutivali village at Bhivpuri station which is between Neral and Karjat station. Approximate time that will be taken for 1 round of Ferry from Bhutivali village to Matheran hill top will be about 20 Minutes, covering distance of 4.7 Kilometres at vertical height of about 750 meter from base. I must way Wow, that will be a never before seen fascinating view of deep valley specially during monsoons as the ferry will be 100% transparent, from floor too. An Unrestricted view to enjoy.
So, after the latest zip line adventure (Closed now), this gives another chance to enjoy Matheran valley. Since Matheran is very near Mumbai and is one of the only cool hill stations listed as ‘Unesco Heritage’, security of cable car and tourism is taken proper care. You might be also knowing that lately the shuttle trains also started from Aman Lodge to Top of Matheran Mountain which is another good new for tourism.
More about Cable Cars in Matheran
Basically their will be 2 different type of Cable cars that will be running at this 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 km with carrying capacity of 50 people (about 400 People Per Hour as expected) which 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 currently taking.
With the ropeway active, car parking problems which are currently faced will be no more. Till date people were able to drive in and park their cars at Dasturi Naka which is the only parking option, far from Hill station will be able to park their cars / any private vehicle at Bhivpuri or Neral station and can take the ropeway ride to reach the top of Matheran hills.
Charges and Timings
Currently we do not have any information on charges and dates when this ropeway will be ready for public. We will update this section as soon we get the ticket rates, timings.
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).