YEREVAN, August 6 – Sputnik. The authorities of the Armenian capital have chosen one of several proposed redevelopment projects (and, in fact, new construction) of the Yerevan cable car, which is not valid since 2004. This was in response to a request Sputnik Armenia reported in a press-service of the city hall.
In the city administration noted that there were several suggestions regarding the implementation of the project. One of them is selected the project “lift to Yerevan” from the Austrian company Doppelmayr Seilbahnen. Full package of documents associated with this project were sent to the Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia and discussed with the relevant organisations in 2020.
“The ropeway project is ambitious and is associated with other comprehensive programs provided by the city. Searching for the most effective solutions. There are two cable car route: Noy – nor-Nork and Noy – Victory Park”, – stated in the message.
Thus in a press-service of the city hall stressed that it is still early to say about the Builder and the project implementation terms: the question should be solved in the format of cooperation between the state and the private sector.
In October 2019 chief architect Arthur meschyan (about the imminent resignation of which has already been announced by the mayor Hayk Marutyan) promised that the ropeway construction will begin in 2020. He then assured that the source of funding for the project — not the budget of the municipality, and private investors who will be allowed to open a trading center and a hotel near the metro station (it is also planned to be built in 2020 – ed.) and the cable car.
Then Meschyan said that the cable car would run from the second array to Nork Park Abovyan. It was assumed that “looks” will perform the function of urban transportation, not entertainment. Cars cableways will accommodate up to 32 passengers.
Activities of the Yerevan cable car was launched in 1967. She tied the center of the capital (from the street Heratsi) with a sleeping area of Nork. Even in the 90-ies, when the city had serious problems with the power supply, it was daily used by 400-500 passengers. “The cable car” driven by operators manually. However, after the crash of 2004, which killed five people, it was closed. “Looks” is not valid for 14 years, the stations are in very poor condition.