In a communication to all states and Union territories, Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla also said that for each ropeway project, a maintenance manual and programme must be in place so that the safety standards conform to good industry practices.
The entity operating the ropeways must maintain a record of all the activities undertaken as part of the maintenance programme, he said in the communication.
“The state government must engage an experienced and qualified firm or organisation for carrying out a safety audit of each ropeway project. The entity operating the ropeway must comply with all the issues arising out of the audit,” the communication said.
Since Monday, 60 people have been safely evacuated with the help of Indian Air Force helicopters.