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Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization (ICHTO)
has approved the project to establish a cable car
line for tourists visiting the historical site of
Ganj-Namé in Hamedan but experts have expressed
reservations about the scheme.
According to CHN, experts believe that setting up
a cable car line in the area will harm the natural
site and the texture of the historical monument of
Ganj-Namé. The vibration generated by the towers
supporting the cable car system may damage the
stone slabs of Ganj-Namé. However, the company
entrusted with installing the cable car argued
that the towers are 350 meters away from the stone
slabs and will not damage them.
Deputy head of ICHTO for technical affairs Alireza
Anissi said that construction of the cable car has
been authorized on condition that its direction
and the location of the first station be shifted.
Head of the Cultural Heritage and Tourism
Department in Hamedan province, Farhad Farzaneh
said that the organization’s technical team gave
conditional approval to the project to avert any
threat to the historical site.
Ganj-Namé was located in the ancient city of
Hekmataneh (modern Hamedan) which was the summer
capital of the Achaemenid dynasty.