Kullu: In a bid to promote eco-tourism, the forest department of Kullu sub-division has successfully conducted a trial run of e-karts along the historic 7-kilometer bridal path from Pej to Kayasdhar.
Originally constructed during the British era for mountaineering enthusiasts, the path has been upgraded by the Forest Department to accommodate e-karts, opening new avenues for sustainable tourism.Chief Parliamentary Secretary Sundar Singh Thakur had previously announced plans to deploy e-carts along this old bridal path, aiming to boost tourism in the region.
Additionally, similar initiatives are underway from Baga Sarahan to Bashleu Jot in the Nirmand sub-division to Bathadhar. The Forest Department took charge of upgrading the British era Bridal Path to facilitate this vision.
Divisional Forest Officer, Kullu, Angel Chauhan, expressed optimism after the successful e-kart trial, stating that this introduction will give tourism in the area a significant boost. It is expected to generate employment and self-employment opportunities for local youth.
The route will accommodate two e-karts, providing both locals and tourists an enjoyable experience. Emphasizing the commitment to environmental preservation, Chauhan assured that only electric vehicles will operate on the bridal path, ensuring minimal impact on the environment.