Cable cars to appear in Georgian capital
BAKU, Azerbaijan, November 7
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
The left and right embankments of the Kura River in Tbilisi can be connected by cable cars, said the deputy mayor of Tbilisi, Maya Bitadze, Trend reports citing Georgian media outlets.
“Three important areas have been identified that will ultimately become the basis for the development of new cable cars in Tbilisi. This is a new connection scheme of the left and right embankments, which we tried to draw up together with the researchers so that the new network of cable cars was attractive," said Bitadze.
"I can say in advance that very interesting patterns are being revealed from the Temka region (outskirts of Tbilisi) in the direction of the Tbilisi Sea, also in terms of communication with the Holy Trinity Cathedral (center of the capital)," said Bitadze.
Currently, there is only one cableway in Tbilisi - from Rike Park to Narikala Fortress. As for the cable car that connects Chavchavadze Avenue with Turtle Lake, it was closed in July this year due to planned repairs. The cable car will resume work until March 1, 2020.
“In connection with the cable car on Turtle Lake, which was disconnected due to technical reasons, we already have a company that won the tender and will complete the work within four months. During the planned inspection, some errors were revealed, so they will be corrected in the near future," said Bitadze.
According to her, 123 alternative scenarios for the development of cable cars in Tbilisi were initially proposed, of which approximately 20 were selected at this stage.
Next, the city hall should choose three main ones that will be most beneficial both in tourism and in economic terms, and in terms of convenience for residents.
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