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Islamabad’s Margalla Hills may be getting a chairlift

December 1, 2019
Islamabad’s Margalla Hills may be getting a chairlift

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Islamabad’s Margalla Hills may be getting a chairlift. 

The wildlife ministry is considering installing a chairlift for tourists. The benefits of this will be twofold, according to the ministry: people will be able to visit the area and get a great view, and they’ll stop using so many cars.

Environmental experts have also endorsed this idea. Everyday, 5,000 cars cross the foothills of the Margalla. Officials want to protect the hills and Islamabad’s national parks.

Dr Aneesur Rehman, chairperson of the Islamabad Wildlife Management Board, said they hope to install a chairlift here, so that people stop using the road. People who want to see the Margalla National Park will get a better view too, he said.

As part of the proposal, a special bus service for tourists will be started ahead of Daman-e-Koh.

The ministry still needs to make a decision about how the National Park employees will get to the park. It will be made after discussing it with them.

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2 Comments

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      Zayabb  December 2, 2019 9:46 am/ Reply

    Ridiculous foolish.JI trying to be opportunitous
    Hi leaders should be ashamed.

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      Passionate about Margalla Hills  December 3, 2019 1:11 pm/ Reply

    What a stupid idea. Park cannot take any more commercialisation, Its going to further destroy the park. You failed to control noise pollution, littering which is number 1 problem. Everywhere where people can get easily is full of rubbish and you want to make it more accessible to public?

    To control traffic you should introduce park and ride service at the base of the Margalla Hills and stop road unworthy , poorly maintained vehicles getting to Margalla Hills.

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