Eleven persons trapped in a cable car belonging to Timber Trail Resorts (TTR), stuck mid air for nearly five hours were rescued with the help of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team on Monday, near Parwanoo.
The tourists returning back from hotel Moksh atop the hill to the TTR resort were stuck mid air after cable car developed a technical snag.
Panicked tourists, including four women, used social media platforms to inform about the incident after which a relief and rescue operation was started by the NDRF.
The NDRF team brought down the tourists one by one with the help of a rope and rescued all the tourists to safety.
After getting information Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur reached the spot to oversee the rescue operation and ordered an inquiry in the incident .
The cable car of TTR had also developed a snag in October 1992 when eleven tourists had stuck mid air in a similar manner. At that time the stranded people were rescued by a team of Indian Air Force and the Army Para – Commandos. One person had lost his life after jumping from the cable car in panic into a gorge in that incident.