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Recognizing the hardship of people living in hilly and difficult terrains and realizing the necessity of demonstrating the role of technologies in mitigating such hardships, TIFAC embarked upon implementing material ropeway system in Uttarakhand. After carrying out extensive survey, village Jiyari and a place called Bhawali near Almora were identified as the appropriate endpoints for implementing the system.

The result was the manual ropeway system that could carry loads upto 100 Kg up and down the hill. The system was designed with the support of IIT-Roorkee and the commissioning of the system was done under the supervision of RITES. Training of local persons in operating the ropeways was also a key component of the implementation.  The system was handed over to Gram Panchayat of Village Pokhari-Jiyari in April 2006.