Jaipur: The longest Rope way services of the state at 700-year-old Veer Hanuman temple of Samod located in Chomu tehsil will soon be thrown open for pilgrims.
The temple is located 43 km away from Jaipur and is situated at a height of 600 feet on Aravali hills.
The work is almost complete. The project cost is Rs 600 crore, said, officials.
The decision was taken to build the ropeway services at the temple a few years ago to felicitate the pilgrims.
For now, the pilgrims have to walk the 848 steps leading to the temple visiting the temple. Soon, they will be riding the cable car to reach the temple.
According to the officials, the ticket price per person will be Rs 80 including GST for a round trip.
‘Six cable cars will be operated with each having the capacity of nine people’, added officials.
The officials of a Kolkata-based construction company are conducting several trials from past few days at Samod temple to make sure that the cable cars are working properly without any inconvenience to passengers.
Soon after the final trial, the ropeway will be thrown open for public, said an official of the temple trust.
This will be the third ropeway in the state after Udaipur and Jalore.
Samod’s Veer Hanuman Ji temple is one of the most famous religious places of Rajasthan. A huge 6-feet long statue of Lord Hanuman has been placed in the temple.
Hanuman temple of Samod was built by Sita Ram Ji, Veer Hanuman Trust.