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Plan underway to resume cable car service at Kyaiktiyo pagoda in open season

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Preparations are being made for resuming cable car service leading to the mountain on which the Kyaiktiyo pagoda is built in Kyaikto township this open season.
An over 2,900 feet long cable line was built of seven towers from the Yathetaung Main Station onto the Bobogyi spirit chamber. The project was run by Sky Asia Company in 2017.
Each cable car can carry eight people, and 44 cable cars and one reserved car can transport 2,500 passengers per hour, and the journey will only take ten minutes. At the beginning of the open season, the service will be operated from Tuesday to Friday on a weekly basis, and the service working hours will be from 7:30 am to 5 pm. It will start running from 7 am on weekends.
Every Monday will be an off-day but if it coincided with a public holiday, the service may be provided depending on the demands. Fares for cable cars have been increased by K1,000 more than last year; local travellers will be charged K6,000 for a ply and foreigners, K10,000. For a round-trip ride, the fare will be charged K10,000 per domestic tourist and K14,000 per international tourist.
The cable car project, the first in Myanmar, was implemented under a 70-year agreement over a 13.5-acre of land at the Kyaiktiyo sanctuary leased by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conversation. The project cost US$20 million and the cable car and related materials were imported from France. — TWA/GNLM

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