Skyward success | Gulmarg Gondola fetches Rs 108 Cr revenue, delights 1 million+ tourists in 2023

Srinagar, Jan 4: The Gulmarg Gondola is soaring high in the skies, both in terms of the revenue generated and the number of tourists ferried.

During the year 2023, more than a million tourists (10,13,458) enjoyed the rides of the Gondolas enabling the J&K Cable Car Corporation to earn a revenue of over Rs 108 crore during the last calendar year.

This is encouragingly higher than the figures for the year 2022, which stood at Rs 91 crore as revenue and 8.50 lakh tourist rides.

Managing Director, J&K Cable Car Corporation, Raja Yaqoob appealed to tourists to avail the online mode of ticket selling for their convenience, time-saving and curbing the chances of any black marketing by any tout.

He said that the corporation is committed to improving the tourist experience by giving them easy, hassle-free and safe rides.

Yaqoob assured even better facilities in the days to come and appealed to tourists to adhere to the timings mentioned in the ticket to avoid any inconvenience.

He said tourist feedback was being taken seriously and necessary improvements in customer services were being made.

The J&K Cable Car Corporation runs and manages the Gulmarg Gondola, considered the flagship attraction of Kashmir tourism.

India’s most popular ropeway, and at a height of 14,000 feet, it is Asia’s highest-operating cable car.

Besides the enhanced revenue and visitor trips, the corporation, during the last year, improved and enhanced the service delivery by improving the ticket issuing mechanism, undertaking several safety tests and overhauling the second phase of the Gondola with the latest technology.

The Gulmarg Cable Car comprises two phases – one from Gulmarg resort to Kongdori Valley and the second from Kongdori to Apharwath Peak.

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