Cable car project at Lake Gregory in Nuwara Eliya

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A cable car is to be constructed in Nuwara Eliya between the Gregory’s Lake Park and the Single Tree Mountain, as a tourist attraction, the Nuwara Eliya Mayor said.  

The initial work of this project is expected to commence in April after conducting a feasibility study which is to be prepared with the assistance of a foreign expert who would be arriving shortly. The project is expected to be completed by March next year, said Milanka Gajanayake of MLM associates (Pvt) Limited who is undertaking the project.

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) for commencement of the project, was signed at the Nuwara Eliya Municipal Council on Thursday between Nuwara Eliya Mayor Mahinda Dodampegama on behalf of Municipal Council and Milanka Gajanayake, Lakshman Gunawardena and Mahesh Pieris for MLM Associates (Pvt) Limited.

The Nuwara-Eliya Mayor Mahinda Dodampegama said, the cable car project which was a 15 year dream of the Nuwara-Eliya Municipality, was very significant at a time when the Nuwara-Eliya Municipality was seeking alternative means of  revenue in addition to the traditional income sources.   

Ven. Pilapitiye Pannatissa Thero, Assistant Commissioner of Local Government Kaushalya Dharmapala, Municipal Accountant A.G.A.Wijeratne, Municipal Engineer Dinuka Seneviratne and Municipal Councillors  and staff of the Municipality were also present at the occasion.(
Shelton Hettiarachchi)


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  • Many man Saturday, 16 February 2013 06:25 AM

    Can this regim improve the hospitals to save human life than doing this kind of things

    Miracle Child Saturday, 16 February 2013 06:58 AM

    Very Good!

    Minan Saturday, 16 February 2013 07:07 AM

    This is a good idea to attract the tourist to Nuwara Eliya, but safety has to be guaranteed.

    ab Saturday, 16 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Please get advise from environment specialists before commencing this project. It is also need to do a cost benefit analysis as some of the projects done in the past proved unviable. via DM Android App

    Moda Raja Sunday, 17 February 2013 06:54 AM

    hope the cable car does not crash into lake gregory

    Amila. G Saturday, 16 February 2013 02:37 PM

    Give the devil it's due. These are good things after all .

    Bala Sunderam Saturday, 16 February 2013 07:27 AM

    Could be another dud deal where the local council will go bankcrupt. What is the per annum return on investment? and what is the capital recovery period ?

    Amila. G Saturday, 16 February 2013 02:38 PM

    Good and bad go hand in hand with this regime .

    SureshP Saturday, 16 February 2013 07:35 AM

    and another huge loan for the public to pay off

    HariSuresh Saturday, 16 February 2013 08:28 AM

    This is a Investment! Build Operate Transfer Model! You need to learn/Read a bit more Boss!

    MSG Tuesday, 19 February 2013 10:47 AM

    The Government is not investing a single cent it is purely private investment

    Lucky Weeramantry Monday, 18 February 2013 12:38 PM

    Next Attraction Bullet Trains

    Milanka Tuesday, 19 February 2013 04:24 PM

    It does not take a year......but there are many things to do

    warra Sunday, 17 February 2013 11:52 AM

    this is an excellent idea. they sould have a cable system in worlds end too.

    human Monday, 18 February 2013 08:06 AM

    dont worry about the fesibility study.the contract is getting by the municipal it self.so this burggers can earn millions of moneyes

    ind Monday, 18 February 2013 03:37 AM

    wake up and see how many hospitals build/renovated in last few years. may be with commission. But lot of things done.

    ind Monday, 18 February 2013 03:38 AM

    exactly.

    Lucky Weeramantry Saturday, 16 February 2013 10:50 AM

    Hope The Cables Are Not Made In China. Otherwise We Should Have A Life Insurance Policy

    Lucky Weeramantry Saturday, 16 February 2013 10:51 AM

    Is There A Insurance Cover.

    Lucky Weeramantry Saturday, 16 February 2013 10:53 AM

    Can't We Have One From Nuwara Eliya To Colombo.

    sl Saturday, 16 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Is this the need of the hour. Why not develop rural roads and reconstruct rural tanks out of this money which is urgently needed by the rural poor. via DM Android App

    Lucky Weeramantry Saturday, 16 February 2013 10:54 AM

    Will The Safety Of The Passengers be Guaranteed. Is There Life Insurance Policy.

    Sajitha4usl Saturday, 16 February 2013 11:20 AM

    Whether it is good or bad some people always want to find faults purely cos they are in a different political party. Those same people will applaud and jump with joy if this was done from their political party.

    ANTON Sunday, 17 February 2013 02:43 AM

    They are talking about cable cars...... It takes at least one hour to travel from Fort to Wattala.

    Podiman Saturday, 16 February 2013 05:40 AM

    at least now you are on the right tract if there is no short comings for general public

    Chandler Saturday, 16 February 2013 05:46 AM

    Need to have Safety Legislation in place before putting this together to prevent cable cars free falling down with gravity. If not similar scenario to all other incidents. Investigations into incidents with no outcome. I will not ride on these otherwise.

    sageeth Saturday, 16 February 2013 12:00 AM

    why does it take over an year to build this? via DM Android App

    ANTON Saturday, 16 February 2013 06:02 AM

    VERY VERY BIG COMMISSION

    Agbo Karunaratne Saturday, 16 February 2013 06:08 AM

    Madness ............. Gone will be the Idyllic Beauty of the Hill Country. Nuwara Eliya is already a shadow of its Past Glory. Visitors shud be encouraged to Trek, Walk, without contributing to the the systematic Rape of the Environment. I heard of a similar Mad Hatters Scheme proposed for World's End, I hope at least that Idea has been shot down.

    Stephen Saturday, 16 February 2013 06:17 AM

    Good idea

    kandykolla Saturday, 16 February 2013 06:18 AM

    Hope politicians, senior police officers, so called VVIP`s don`t get the complimentary rides..................!!


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