ELEVEN people, including five women, were stranded for hours after a cable car was stuck mid-air at Parwanoo Timber Trail in Himachal Pradesh’s Solan district, officials said on Monday. All of them were rescued after a six-hour-long operation, they said.
According to Solan Superintendent of Police Virendra Sharma, another cable car trolley was deployed to rescue the people.
Later, a team from National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) also reached the spot, the officials said, adding the incident was reported around 11 am. One of the rescued persons told the media that all 11 tourists were from Delhi.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, who reached the spot after getting information about the incident, talked to the rescued tourists. Later, speaking to the media, Thakur said Union Home Minister Amit Shah talked to him twice over phone and sent an NDRF team to the spot, while an air force helicopter was also put on standby.