France keen to build cable car in Kathmandu valley to ease traffic snarl
France has shown interest to intall a cable car in the Kathmandu valley in order to ease increasing traffic in the main city.
During the meeting with Finance Minister Shankar Prasa Koirala in the capital on Thursday, Acting French Ambassador to Nepal Virgin Cortewall said that the development of cable car would be a better option in controlling traffic jams and pollution in the capital.
The French government is ready to conduct the feasibility study in the valley, said Cortewall. “Similar projects have also been successful in other countries under French assistance.”
On the occasion, FM Koirala said that such project would play a significant role in reducing the government’s expenses on the imports of petroleum products.
Installment of cable car is also favourable in view of tourism development and environment, said Koirala. “However, the service should be affordable to all.”
Koirala also stressed on the need of development of electronic technologies to minimise the consumption of fuel. nepalnews.com