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Posted at: May 21, 2019, 7:05 AM; last updated: May 21, 2019, 7:05 AM (IST)

Fake permits being used to reach Marhi from Gulaba
Seven vehicle owners penalised; of these, five blacklisted for time being


Fake permits being used to reach Marhi from Gulaba


Tourist vehicles on the way to Rohtang Pass from Manali. Photo: Jai Kumar

pender Manta

Tribune News Service

Mandi, May 20

In violation of the National Green Tribunal (NGT’s ) orders, taxi operators in Kullu and Manali and private vehicle owners are heading towards Marhi, near the Rohtang Pass, using fake permit.
According to the green tribunal’s orders, only 1,200 vehicles (800 petrol and 400 diesel) are allowed to the Rohtang Pass on the Manali-Leh highway daily for tourist activity. Further, only those taxis and private vehicles are allowed to cross the Gulaba barrier that have permit granted online by the Kullu administration. However, the number of vehicles heading towards Rohtang is exceeding the permissible limit.
According to information, the local administration has imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 each on seven vehicle owners for illegally going towards Marhi using fake permits. Of these, five vehicles, including private, have been blacklisted and will not be granted permit for the time being.

Tourist hotspot Rohtang Pass was reopened on Saturday evening. Till now, tourist vehicles were allowed only up to Marhi, which is close to the pass.
Sources said since the permit to visit the area was granted to a limited number of vehicles on a daily basis, people were procuring fake online permit for the same.
The Manali administration grants separate permit to local people for carrying out tourism-related activities at the pass. However, it has come to the fore that people are misusing the same and illegally ferrying tourists to the Rohtang Pass.
Talking to The Tribune, SDM, Manali, Ashwani Kumar said it had come to their notice that local people were misusing the permit granted to them. “We have penalised seven offenders. Of these, five vehicles have been blacklisted and will not be allowed to cross the Gulaba barrier for the time being. The authorities are monitoring the situation. No illegal activity will be allowed and strict action will be taken against the offenders,” the SDM said.
The SDM said although the Rohtang Pass had been reopened, tourist activities were yet to resume. It would take some time to make necessary arrangements for the purpose.


What NGT orders say

  • According to the National Green Tribunal’s orders, only 1,200 vehicles (800 petrol and 400 diesel) are allowed to the Rohtang Pass on the Manali-Leh highway daily for tourist activity.
  • Further, only those taxis and private vehicles are allowed to cross the Gulaba barrier that have permit granted online by the Kullu administration.
  • However, the number of vehicles is now exceeding the permissible limit.

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Posted at: May 20, 2019, 9:37 AM; last updated: May 20, 2019, 9:37 AM (IST)

Rohtang Pass restored to traffic

Tribune News Service

Mandi, May 19


The BRO today reopened the 13,050 feet Rohtang Pass, gateway to Lahaul on the Manali-Leh highway, giving a sigh of relief to residents of the tribal district of Lahaul Spiti. The tribals had been cut off from the rest of the state since December.
The Pass receives heavy snowfall during winter, which cut off Lahaul Spiti residents from the rest of the state for several months. On Sunday, the residents were allowed to move towards Lahaul Spiti from Kullu-Manali on this route. The BRO starts snow clearance operation from Manali and Lahaul sides towards the Rohtang Pass every year in the month of March to restore vehicular traffic.

The picturesque Rohtang Pass is a favourite tourist destination in Himachal Pradesh, specially in the end of June. For now, the tourist are allowed to go up to Marhi.

“With the relentless efforts of BRO team, we have finally succeeded in restoring the Pass. There were a lot of challenges like snow avalanche threat, landslides and bad weather conditions in the region,” a BRO official said talking to The Tribune. — TNS






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adsatinder

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Going Spiti via Parwanoo - Solan can use diverted route.

Alternate Route / Option :
1. Zirakpur - Baddi - Arki - Solan - Shimla.

2. Zirakpur - Baddi - Arki - Shalaghat - Shimla.


Parwanoo-Solan NH will remain CLOSED daily for 5 hours till 15 June 2019



Punjab Kesri :

Himachal Pradesh News Hindi (हिमाचल प्रदेश)

परवाणु-सोलन NH 15 जून तक हर दिन 5 घंटे रहेगा बंद
  • Edited By Ekta,
  • Updated: 22 May, 2019 11:57 AM
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परवाणु (राजीव): परवाणु-सोलन तक चल रहे फोरलेन निर्माण के कारण अब 15 जून तक लगातार जाम लगेगा। मंगलवार को भी जाबली पंचायत के सनवारा गांव के समीप लोगों को 2 घंटे जाम से जूझना पड़ा। फोरलेन पर पहाड़ी की कटाई का काम चल रहा है। इसके लिए सड़क निर्माण कंपनी ग्रिल द्वारा प्रशासन को 15 जून तक इसी प्रकार वाहनों को रोकने की सूचना दी गई है।
जानकारी के अनुसार शनिवार व रविवार के दिन तथा अन्य दिनों के पीक आवर्स में इस साइट के साथ वाहनों को नहीं रोका जाएगा। सड़क के काम को जल्द से जल्द पूरा करने के लिए दिन में 3 से 4 बार सड़क पर वाहनों की आवाजाही को करीब 5 घंटे के लिए पूरी तरह बंद किया जाएगा। कंपनी के प्रोजैक्ट इंचार्ज राजीव पठानिया ने कहा कि सनवारा के समीप बड़ी चट्टानों के फंसने व सुरक्षा के मद्देनजर ट्रैफिक को रोका जा रहा है। काम के पूरा होने में 15 जून तक का समय लग सकता है।


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rameshtahlan

Super User
WEATHER UPDATE for 23 May Thursday, 24 May Friday.

Well, looks like the WDs are still coming
which is great for those who have missed snowfall

Zoji La in for some more snowfall.
Could get shut for a day or so.

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SJM1214

Well-Known Member
Hello Experts.

Any Idea, what will be the status of Kunzum Pass & Sach Pass during October. Specifically during 1st Oct to 10 Oct.

Moreover, if someone can help with the dates of last yeares closing of Kunzum and Sach pass. It would be really helpful.
 

Yogesh Sarkar

Administrator
Hello Experts.

Any Idea, what will be the status of Kunzum Pass & Sach Pass during October. Specifically during 1st Oct to 10 Oct.

Moreover, if someone can help with the dates of last yeares closing of Kunzum and Sach pass. It would be really helpful.
Everything depends on the weather and even before the passes close for the season, they can shut down for a day or two, due to heavy snowfall or landslides. October is cutting towards the end of the closure time and that is when chances of snowfall and snowstorm is high. I would advise you to plan your trip by September end.
 
Hello All,

I am planning for bike trip in June end for Sach pass. let me know if you want to join.. will itinerary in few days..

Apologies to admin if this not the right group to post this message.

Regards
Yogesh Malhotra
 
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