On 23 rd December, The accident took place during the trial to check the adjustment of eight cable cars on the cable, four coming down and four going up.
There was no report of victims in the incident as it was a trial check.
The cable car crash at jakhoo- Shimla ropeway raised the serious safety issue of the passenger at the under construction project in Shimla and six other proposed ropeways in Naina Devi, Kullu-Manali, Dharamsala and Una.
The safety of passengers is important as the Department of Tourism and Civil Aviation is giving six projects – the ISBT-Jodha Niwas, Dharamsala-McLeodganj, Palchan-Rohtang, Naina Devi-Anandpur Sahib, Neogal-Palampur, Chamunda-Adi Himani – which are in different stages of construction.
Mayor of Shimla Sanjay Chauhan said,“We will ensure that Usha Braco and Jagsons aerial ropeways connect the latest technology and follow all safety norms while operating the ropeways,”