Damodar Ropeway and Infra Limited (DRIL): Aditya Chamaria, Managing Director
The Ropeway industry in India is competent enough to provide the best projects at a cost far more competitive than the foreign players.

In understanding the need of the hour, technology driven systems will continue to be an important part of our investments in the future.
Our R&D team has the calibre to come up with unique solutions in any situation or crisis. DRIL has installed a QR code-based ticketing system which has led to lesser queues and social distancing. We have also built an ERP system. In fact, we are always up to date with the latest technologies and train the staff accordingly.

We strongly believe that preference should be given to Indian players who work according to BIS standards, and not rely on foreign players that deliver projects at higher cost, undermining the ‘Made in India’ initiative of our Government.

Damodar Ropeway and Infra Limited (DRIL)

We are working on various modalities and ways to ensure that people feel safe when using our facilities.
The halt in tourism has sent our operations totally off-track. Construction on our new sites has slowed down due to the labour crunch. Ropeways being mechanical devices need daily maintenance even if they are not carrying passengers. Regular upkeep comes with a cost, which companies like us have to incur, despite no revenue being generated due to the curbs. This has been a double whammy for the industry.

Once the curbs are lifted and construction activities resume, we will continue to maintain the safety guidelines that we are following at the sites. However, the cabins and ropeways will be functioning with limited capacities; so, there will remain an increased cost for managing the staff and premises with regular sanitization. Hence, it is extremely important that some kind of relief and support measures are announced by the government in terms of concessions, relief packages, ease of doing business, etc.

When employees are satisfied that a company is with them, then the pace of work does not get affected.
It is in the DNA of Indian firms like DRIL to not to let go their employees who have been associated with them since long, so it is our moral responsibility to take care of their safety.

We are trying to help in every possible way - from vaccination to medical supplies. We also encourage interactions so that everyone feels safe in each other’s company. The message is clear that the company is with them in this time of need.

We also ensure transparent communication with the employees so that any decision or policy change does not come as a surprise to them, and we also try to take care of the communities near our projects. Time and again, DRIL has given their project sites to government authorities for blood donation drives, vaccinations etc, and we will continue to do so in the future.
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