Austrian company, the Doppelmayr Group, has won a contract to build a cable car on the Likoni channel to connect Mombasa Island and the South Coast, according to Tourism Update.
The construction of Kenya’s first cable car is set to start in Mombasa in May at a cost of Ksh5.8 billion and is expected to be complete in 2020.
In December last year, Trapos Limited signed an agreement with the Kenya Ferry Services to undertake the cable car project. KFS MD, Bakari Gowa, said the agency was finalising a deal to acquire land on which masts to support the cable cars would be constructed.
Gowa said the express link would have 22 cable cars carrying 38 passengers per cabin. The cable cars will carry 11 000 commuters per hour in both directions, a total of 180 000 people per day. The journey time will be about three minutes and will cost between Ksh20 and Ksh100.