Join us on a quick journey down memory lane as we celebrate over 55 years of our amazing journey in the ropeway industry. At the heart of our success lies the visionary leadership and unwavering commitment of Shri S.N. Lall, our founding father, mentor, and pillar of strength. Over the years, Shri S.N. Lall's unparalleled expertise, dedication, and passion for the ropeway industry have earned him numerous accolades and recognitions. His lifetime achievements and contributions to the industry continue to inspire and guide us on our journey toward excellence.
1965 : Shri S.N. Lall's journey in the ropeway industry began as a young trainee engineer. He went on to complete his specialized ropeway engineering training directly from the British Ropeway Engineering Company Limited (BRECO), London, in 1965.
1968 : In 1968, he was promoted to the position of Assistant Mechanical Engineer at BRECO London.
1969 : Under his guidance and leadership, India's first-ever ropeway and oldest chair car system, the Rajgir Ropeway in Bihar, was constructed in 1969. Designed by BRECO London, this iconic project was inaugurated by the then-President of India, Shri V.V. Giri Ji, on October 25, 1969.
1969 : In the same year, Shri S.N. Lall worked as a Structural and Mechanical Engineer under PHB Company - a leading German ropeway company specializing in the industrial ropeway segment. He executed India's first-longest heavy-duty high-speed material coal transportation ropeway and Asia's longest industrial ropeway, with a total length of 56 km from Bihar Chasnala to Burnpur (Indian Iron Steel Company), West Bengal Asansol. This remarkable project, with a total of 11 transit stations, was built for Sir Biren Mukherjee, the owner of the Indian Iron Steel Company, in 1969. Unfortunately, the project was dismantled by the Government of India when mines were nationalized.
1970 : In 1970, Shri S.N. Lall was extensively involved in executing "the first and the oldest bi-cable gondola of India," the iconic and legendary Mussoorie Ropeway. The project was a resounding success and continues to be a major tourist attraction to this day.
1973 : In 1973, he executed a 14 km long mono-cable ropeway system for carrying limestone to the cement plant for the Diamond Cement Ropeway Project of Birla Group of Companies at Ammasandra in Karnataka state.
1975 : In 1975, Shri S.N. Lall successfully executed Asia's longest industrial ropeway project, the Diamond Cement Ropeway Project for the Birla Group of Companies in Damoh, Madhya Pradesh state. This 25 km long mono cable system was designed to carry limestone to the cement plant.
1975 : Additionally, in the same year, he built a 700 m long bi-cable zig back system for the Oil India Ropeway Project of Oil India Limited at Arunachal Pradesh state, to transport man and materials across the river.
1976 : The following year, in 1976, he executed the Chamera Dam Ropeway Project of the Jaypee Group in Himachal Pradesh state. This project involved the construction of a 2.5 km long bi-cable ropeway system for transporting dam construction materials.
1977 : In 1977, Shri S.N. Lall founded his own ropeway company, initially named "Method Erectofab & Consultants," which was later renamed "Aarconinfra Projects & Construction Company" in 2008 by his elder son, Mr. Brijender Lall. The company was again renamed recently to "Aarconinfra Ropeways & Future Mobility Private Limited."
1977 : In the same year, he successfully executed the Srisailam Dam Cableway Project in Andhra Pradesh state, which was an extensive and challenging project.
1978 : The following year, in 1978, Shri S.N. Lall took on the challenge of executing the toughest industrial ropeway project in Iran, the Calcimine Ropeway Project for the Calcimine Mining Company. This 20 km long mono cable detachable system was designed to transport zinc and lead from mines to the plant, making it a crucial project for one of the world's second-largest zinc and lead mining companies, located in Tehran, Iran.
1981 : In 1981, Shri S.N. Lall, a renowned expert in ropeway engineering, successfully executed several groundbreaking ropeway projects across India. One such project was South India's longest mono cable ropeway system, spanning 16.5 kilometers, for transporting limestone for the ACC Cement Ropeway Project in Mancherial, Telangana.
1981 : In the same year, he also executed "The First Gondola Ropeway of India," the Shri Mansa Devi Ji Ropeway Project, a 540-meter-long mono cable detachable ropeway system for UBL in Haridwar, Uttarakhand.
1982 : The following year, in 1982, he designed and constructed a 7.5-kilometer-long bi-cable ropeway system with the highest tower height of 53 meters to transport limestone for the Manikgarh Cement Ropeway Project of the Birla Group in Manikgarh, Maharashtra.
1987 : In 1987, Shri S.N. Lall built Asia's highest and longest bi-cable jig back passenger ropeway system, stretching 4.2 kilometers, at an altitude of 3010 meters above sea level, in the most challenging terrain and weather conditions at Joshimath, Uttarakhand.
1988 : The year 1988 was also a significant milestone for Shri S.N. Lall as he executed the iconic first-ever ropeway of Himachal Pradesh, a 1.8-kilometer-long hill-to-hill bi-cable zig-back passenger ropeway system, without support, for Timber Trail Hotels & Resorts in Parwanoo, Himachal Pradesh.
1990 : Back in 1990, we undertook the impressive task of executing a bi-cable jig-back cable car system with a capacity of 1200 passengers per hour in Nainital. This remarkable system spanned a distance of 2270 meters and represented a significant milestone in the field of cable car technology. The successful execution of this project demonstrated our team's exceptional engineering expertise and ability to design and implement complex transportation solutions. Even today, this cable car system stands as a testament to our commitment to delivering high-quality infrastructure projects that improve people's lives and promote progress in the field of transportation.
1991 : Earlier this year, Mr. S.N. Lall and Mr. Brijender Lall accomplished an extraordinary feat with the construction and successful operation of a state-of-the-art ropeway system in the scenic hillstation of Saputara, Gujarat. This remarkable system spans an impressive distance of 920 meters, without any intermediate support between two hills. It is a Monocable Pulsated Fixed Grips Ropeway system, exclusively designed and built to transport up to 400 passengers per hour. This engineering marvel represents a significant milestone for the region, showcasing the potential for innovative and advanced infrastructure solutions even in the most challenging terrains. The Saputara ropeway system stands as a shining example of the power of human ingenuity and technological advancement to overcome obstacles and create new possibilities for travel and transportation.
1993 to 2018 : For a period of 25 years, Mr. S.N. Lall was deeply involved in every aspect of a remarkable project that involved the design, execution, maintenance, and operation of a 9.8 km long Industrial Bi-cable ropeway system. This system, with a 300 TPH capacity, was used for transporting coal from the Singereni collieries to the captive power plant of the Heavy Water Plant, which is under the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India, located in Manuguru, Khammam district. Mr. Lall's contributions were instrumental in the successful implementation and operation of this critical infrastructure, which provided a reliable and efficient mode of transportation for the coal required by the power plant.
2017 : In 2017, we proudly constructed a state-of-the-art passenger ropeway system known as the Jakhu Temple Ropeway. Spanning a distance of 410 meters with 600 PPH capacity. This mono-cable zig-back ropeway system represents a significant engineering achievement in the picturesque city of Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. It is also the first-ever ropeway in the city. The project was completed under the expert guidance of Mr. Brijender Lall, who played a vital role in ensuring the success of the venture. With its advanced design and construction, the Jakhu Temple Ropeway has become a popular attraction for tourists and locals alike, providing a unique and thrilling mode of transportation to the revered Jakhu Ji temple.
The list of achievements goes on as Shri S.N. Lall and Shri Brijender Lall continue to lead their team with unwavering perseverance and relentless energy.