Ayubia Chairlift the main attraction for tourists in Ayubia has been closed for public after 50 years. It is stated that the chairlift is endangering the lives of tourists due to its 5 decades-long operations.
As per the spokesperson of the Galiyat Development Authority, the Ayubia Chairlift is too old. The tourist entertainment spot has become dangerous for the people. Moreover, Raza Ali Khan the GDA Director-General, told that the lift was first installed in 1965 and has been in operation for more than 5 decades. He further added into the statement, “Hundreds of tourists daily enjoyed it but now Galiyat Development Authority has decided to close it,” he added.
Furthermore, Raza Habib said in his statement that the chairlift will reopen after the replacement. He was keen to state that the immediate halt in operation has been decided after negotiation with the foreign operator.
“We either will install a new chairlift or will reopen the old one after repairing it and making it safe for the tourists,” he added.