Officials claimed two persons were killed and several others were injured in a cable-car collision in Jharkhand’s Deoghar district on Sunday.
Hundreds of people were still trapped in the carriages, according to the latest reports, and a rescue mission including two Indian Air Force helicopters was ongoing.
An official stated that the incident appeared to have been caused by a technical glitch, but that the specific cause has yet to be determined.
According to news agency PTI, the ropeway manager and several personnel fled the scene following the event. According to the report, two people who jumped were critically injured.
Deoghar Deputy Commissioner Manjunath Bhajantri stated a team from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) was dispatched to the scene for the rescue effort. The operation was also aided by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).
Subhash Chandra Jat, the DC, and Superintendent of Police Subhash Chandra Jat are both on the scene monitoring the rescue operation.
Local people are also assisting in the rescue operation, according to Mr Bhajantri.
The problem has been brought under perfect control. Some people are still trapped in the ropeway’s cable cars, and they are being rescued. “All tourists have been safely evacuated,” the DC said, urging people not to propagate rumours.
Nishikant Dubey, the MP for Godda, said he had notified Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Jharkhand Chief Secretary Sukhdeo Singh and demanded that NDRF personnel be deployed.
“I appreciate the Union Home Minister’s prompt attention to the problem,” he remarked.
The Trikut ropeway, near the Baba Baidyanath Temple, is India’s highest vertical ropeway, according to Jharkhand Tourism.
The ropeway is around 766 metres long and the hill is 392-meters high, and it is located about 20 kilometres from Baba Baidyanath Temple.
The ropeway has 25 carriages, each with seats for four persons.