Work On Ropeway Connecting Dehradun To Mussoorie Commences, To Be Ready By September 2026


The long awaited work on India’s longest ropeway system connecting Dehradun to Mussoorie, has commenced with a completion target of September 2026.

The Rs 300 crore dream project of Uttarakhand also envisions integrated infrastructure development, including hospitality, food and beverages as well as retail facilities, which will boost the local economies of both Dehradun and Mussoorie.

The 5.5 km ropeway will cut down the 33-km driving distance between Dehradun to and Mussoorie, which can take from 1.5 to 3 hours depending on traffic, to a mere 15 minutes.

For the first time in India, this ropeway will have 10-seater cabins. These enclosed, fully-ventilated, glazed, automatic opening and closing-door cabins will initially have the capacity to carry up to 1,300 passengers-per-hour-per-direction.

The all-weather ropeway that will operate throughout the year, come rain or snow, will considerably reduce traffic congestion in the region, especially during peak festive seasons for locals and tourists.

This is the first ropeway in India which is being built both for tourism purposes, as well as for urban mobility between the two cities in Uttarakhand.

Mussoorie Sky Car Company, a consortium led by FIL Industries Private Ltd., and comprising of POMA SAS France and SRM Engineering LLP, has commenced work on the ropeway system at a length of over 5.5 km.

“We are very excited to launch this mega ropeway project in the state of Uttarakhand, FIL Industries’ second ropeway project in India, after our very successfully running Skyview by Empyrean project in Patnitop, Jammu.

“The Mussoorie-Dehradun sustainable ropeway project is being built with state-of-the-art, world-class infrastructure. Once ready, it will not only provide a source of employment and bring in revenue to the state; it will also attract tourists from across the world, contributing considerably to the state GDP,” said Owais Altaf Syed, Group Director , FIL Industries Limited.

FIL Industries has been at the forefront of creating unique sustainable tourism destinations. Skyview by Empyrean, their first project in Patnitop, Jammu is a stellar example of their commitment to promoting responsible tourism in India.

The 22-acre Skyview by Empyrean Mountain harbour seamlessly blends premium hospitality, adventure, nature, and luxury. FIL’s Skyview Gondola also known as a ‘Green Gondola’ revolutionised travel between Sanget Valley and Patnitop, cutting road travel time by over an hour and significantly reducing vehicular pollution.

Taking a leaf from this success story, Mussoorie Skycar Company Private Limited is set to be a game-changer in Uttarakhand by creating a thriving ecosystem that preserves the mountains through its range of modern urban mobility solutions.

The Rs 300 crore mono-cable ropeway project is expected to be ready by September 2026.