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Udaipur Ranks 8th Under Smart City Mission

In a recently released list by the Union government, Udaipur, Rajasthan has secured the 8th rank among the 100 smart cities of the country

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Pradeep Chamaria
Pradeep Chamaria
I am a photojournalist. Love to travel to unknown and unexplored vistas. Since 1992, I make places desirable for other travelers through experiential Travel Writing.

INDIA, Udaipur: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India ranked Udaipur 8th under the Smart City Mission. Damodar Ropeways and Infra Ltd. (DRIL) an Indian player with experience of over three decades are coming up with a new ropeway project in Udaipur which would further elevate the city’s infrastructure status.

In the recently released online list by the Union government four of Rajasthan’s cities, Udaipur, Kota, Ajmer, and Jaipur, have secured the 8th, 11th, 29th, and 36th rank among the 100 smart cities of the country. As the Government is making efforts to elevate cities’ infrastructure, private players are leaving no stones unturned by executing futuristic infra projects that will make regular activities convenient for the citizens and add immense value to tourism.

Udaipur Ropeway
Udaipur Ropeway, Photo Credits: Damodar Ropeways & Infra Ltd.
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In this direction, Damodar Ropeway and Infra Limited (DRIL) will be investing approximately Rs. 20 crores to make a one-of-a-kind ropeway project, which is scheduled for completion by the end of 2022. The ropeway planned by DRIL will add feathers to the cap of the Udaipur. The city has always been popular as a picturesque tourist destination due to the magnificent palaces, and for having the second-largest artificial freshwater lake in Asia.

The ropeway company has chosen two prominent locations for the project — famous Fateh Sagar Lake and ancient temple Neemach Mata located on a hill on the banks of the lake. The 430 m long ropeway will start in proximity to SCERT Hostel, Fatehsagar Lake, and end at Neemach Mata Temple at Hill Top.

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DRIL holds an accident-free record for nearly four decades in constructing ropeway and cable car projects at multiple locations in India and abroad.  “We want to contribute significantly to the nationwide campaign of ‘Make in India’, by using indigenous raw materials, employing local construction workers, Indian civil engineers, and establishing projects as per the government guidelines,” says Aditya Chamaria, Managing Director, Damodar Ropeways & Infra Ltd. Indian players such as DRIL with decades of experience have the potential to redefine commuting in urban cities with a positive impact on the environment by reducing carbon footprints.

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