Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma on August 17th, 2019 inspected the Umiam Lake View Point, popularly known as Barapani, for creating new tourism infrastructure. Umiam Lake is the biggest artificial lake in Meghalaya resting in the foot of Sylvan hills adorned by Khasi pines.
Sangma took to his official Twitter handle to announce that the government has planned to include ropeway, restaurants and stalls for vendors at the Umiam Lake View Point to attract tourists. The Chief Minister also shared a few photographs of him inspecting the popular tourist spot.
It may be mentioned here that reports of a ropeway project at Barapani have also emerged in the past from time to time. The ropeway is expected to make travel easier and faster for people living in inaccessible areas and also help promote tourism in the state. Once operational, the ropeway project would connect villages and areas in and around Mawmih under Ri Bhoi district.
Photo credit: CMO Meghalaya
Guwahati | First Published: Aug 17, 2019