Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Margalla Hills may have a chairlift

ISLAMABAD, Dec 012 (DNA): The wildlife ministry is considering
installing a chairlift for tourists.The benefits of this will be two-fold, according to the ministry: people
will be able to visit the area and get a great view, and they’ll stop
using so many cars.Environmental experts have also endorsed this idea. Every day, 5,000 cars
cross the foothills of the Margalla. Officials want to protect the hills
and Islamabad’s national parks.

Dr Aneesur Rehman, chairperson of the Islamabad Wildlife Management
Board, said they hope to install a chairlift here, so that people stop
using the road. People who want to see the Margalla National Park will
get a better view too, he said.

As part of the proposal, a special bus service for tourists will be
started ahead of Daman-e-Koh.

The ministry still needs to make a decision about how the National Park
employees will get to the park. It will be made after discussing it with
them. DNA

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