Detailed report with estimate and feasibility will be submitted to the district administration

In a move to make Yercaud a prime tourist destination, officials on Wednesday began an inspection to set up a cable car system at the hill station.

Hopes of starting a service brightened after Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, during the Collectors’ Conference in December last year, asked District Collector K. Maharabushanam to submit a detailed report.

The district administration has sought the assistance of consultant R.N. Bhargava, who was instrumental in establishing over 200 cable cars across the world.

On Wednesday, Collector K. Maharabushanam, Additional Collector Sandeep Nanduri, Executive Engineer, PWD, Sekar, Assistant Director of Panchayats K. Ramesh Kumar, tourist officers, Tahsildars, Block Development Officers, forest officials and professors from Sona College of Technology, along with Mr. Bhargava inspected places in the hill station.

A feasibility study was undertaken between Thalaisolai and Shervaroyan temple.

But due to the long distance between the two points, it was decided to establish a park on the six-acre land in Manjakuttai so that the cable car could be operated between Thalaisolai to Manjakuttai and from Manjakuttai to Shervaroyan temple.

Another inspection was done from Ladies Seat to Shervaroyan temple and in the Lake area.

Mr. Bhargava told The Hindu that the study would be carried out for three days and a detailed report with estimate and feasibility would be submitted to the district administration.

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