The wait for the 4.7km-long Neral-Matheran ropeway worth about Rs 250 crore (~31,5 million €) just got longer as authorities will be able to begin construction work only by the end of the year. The delay has been caused by forest department sanctions which will take some time to be procured. The project has been under consideration since 2010. Once operational, the ropeway will ferry tourists from Bhutavili village to Matheran through Garbett Point. Once the work begins, it will take approximately two years for the ropeway to be functional.
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