An investigation has begun into the Timber Trail ropeway accident at Parwanoo. The statements of the trolley operators of Timber Trail Resort (TTR) have been recorded. Documents related to the ropeway have also been seized. The resort personnel have been banned from going near the ropeway point. At around 11 am on Tuesday, the police team led by ASP Solan Ashok Verma reached the resort. After questioning the technical staff operating the trolley here, the investigation team inspected the ropeway point. ASP Solan Ashok Verma said that now further investigation will be done with the technical committee formed for the ropeway.
It is being told that in May last, the technical committee inspected the ropeway. After the report was found to be correct, he had given green signal for the operation of the next six months. A team of experts headed by the Superintending Engineer (Mechanical) Public Works Department also inspected in December last. Both the reports have been presented to the government. After a month of inspection, many questions have now arisen due to technical fault in the ropeway.
Executive Engineer E. KK Rawat said that the ropeway was inspected in May and a non-destructive test (NDT) was done. No defects were found in this report. The test report came from a lab recognized by the Government of India. It is noteworthy that after this accident, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur had ordered an inquiry. A case of negligence has also been registered against the TTR manager at Parwanoo police station.
There will be a magisterial inquiry into the Timber Trail ropeway accident at Parwanoo, the gateway of Himachal Pradesh. On the second day of the accident, the state government has constituted a committee to investigate. This committee will submit its investigation report to the government in two weeks. Trolley plying has been banned at Timber Trail Resort (TTR). Tourists are now being taken by taxis to the Moksha resort in Banasar, about nine kilometers from TTR. At the same time, many bookings have been canceled after the accident.