April 1: The pilgrimage to the renowned temple of Pathibhara in eastern Nepal will be accessible through cable car in the near future. Construction of infrastructure of the cable car will commence from the Nepali New Year, which is just around the corner.
Pathibhara Mata Devi Darshan Cable Car Pvt Ltd has announced to start the construction from the New Year. Another company Triveni Cable Car had initially submitted a proposal for the cable car but it withdrew its application abruptly. After the rival backed off, Pathibhara Mata Devi Darshan Cable Car initiated the process to go ahead with the project.
“Dispute between the two companies have been resolved a few days ago. Now we will start the construction from this New Year,” said Ishwari Poudel, executive director of Pathibhara Mata Devi Darshan Cable Car Pvt Ltd. Triveni Cable Car’s Managing Director Subash Sanghai confirmed that the company has pulled out from the project. The two companies were involved in a legal battle, thereby delaying the construction of the proposed cable car.
Triveni Cable Car had filed a lawsuit against Pathibhara Mata Devi Darshan Cable Car Pvt Ltd but later decided to withdraw the case.
“We were fed up quarreling for the cable car which is being established for a religious purpose. So we decided to reconcile,” said Sanghai.