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Tunnel below Kunzum pass soon: Ram Lal Markanda
TNN | Updated: Jun 15, 2020, 21:50 IST



MANALI: The possibility of building an all-weather tunnel for traffic movement below the 15,000ft high Kunzum pass on Gramphu-Sumdho highway is being explored, forest and tribal development minister Ram Lal Markanda said. He also said Rs 200cr has been sanctioned for maintenance of the highway.

The highway near Kunzum Pass is in poor condition and is sinking regularly. Excessive moisture has made its maintenance very difficult. In the winter, the pass is covered with an up to 50ft thick blanket of snow, which makes it impossible to open. After completion of Rohtang tunnel this year, there are chances that the road till the base of the Kunzum can be kept open in the winter. If Kunzum pass is bypassed by a tunnel, maintenance of the highway will be very easy.

“Rs 200cr has been sanctioned for the highway. Condition of the road will be improved soon. The possibility of building a tunnel below Kunzum pass is also being explored. This is an important highway. Besides being a lifeline for locals, it is an important route for tourists. All possible efforts are being made to make the highway double-lane,” Markanda said.

Transfer of the highway from the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) to the Public Works Department (PWD) triggered public rage in Spiti. Residents wanted the road to stay with BRO as they believe PWD cannot improve its condition. The minister said residents will see results very soon.



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मंडी: तीसरी टनल का भी हुआ ब्रेकथ्रू, लेह की दूरी 106 किमी कम होगी
Mandi News in Hindi

मंडी: तीसरी टनल का भी हुआ ब्रेकथ्रू, लेह की दूरी 106 किमी कम होगी


टनल के ब्रेकथ्रू के दौरान डीसी मंडी और अन्य.


मंडी जिला में पंडोह से टकोली तक का एरिया सबसे ज्यादा स्लाईडिंग वाला एरिया है. ऐसे में यहां टनलों के माध्यम से फोरलेन का निर्माण किया जा रहा है, क्योंकि और कोई विकल्प नहीं है.


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मंडी. सामरिक दृष्टि से महत्वपूर्ण कीरतपुर-मनाली फोरलेन निर्माण के पूरा होने के बाद लेह तक की दूरी में 106 किमी की कमी हो जाएगी और लेह तक का सफर काफी आसान हो जाएगा. इस पूरे प्रोजेक्ट के तहत मंडी जिला में पंडोह से टकोली तक बन रही दस में से तीसरी टनल का ब्रेकथ्रू हुआ. यह ब्रेकथ्रू डीसी मंडी ऋग्वेद ठाकुर ने बटन दबाकर किया. उन्होंने बताया कि टनलों का निर्माण काफी चुनौतीपूर्ण कार्य है लेकिन एनएचएआई के मार्गदर्शन में एफकॉन्स कंपनी बेहतरीन ढंग से इस कार्य को अंजाम दे रही है.


सेना का सारा सामान इसी रास्ते से लेह तक जाता है
उन्होंने बताया कि कीरतपुर से मनाली तक बन रहे फोरलेन का निर्माण कार्य पूरा होने के बाद 36 किमी का सफर कम हो जाएगा और इस कार्य में टनलों का अहम योगदान है. बता दें कि मनाली से लाहौल स्पिति के लिए एक और टनल बन चुकी है और उसका कार्य अंतिम चरण में है. जब यह टनल भी सुचारू हो जाएगी तो कीरतपुर से लेह तक की दूरी में 106 किमी की कमी आएगी, जोकि सेना के लिए काफी मददगार साबित होगा. क्योंकि सेना का सारा सामान इसी रास्ते से लेह तक जाता है.


क्या बोले डीसी मंडी

डीसी मंडी ऋग्वेद ठाकुर ने कहा कि मंडी जिला में पंडोह से टकोली तक का एरिया सबसे ज्यादा स्लाईडिंग वाला एरिया है. ऐसे में यहां टनलों के माध्यम से फोरलेन का निर्माण किया जा रहा है, क्योंकि और कोई विकल्प नहीं है. उन्होंने कहा कि यह टनलें ऑल वैदर टनलें होंगी जहां हर मौसम में इनका इस्तेमाल किया जा सकेगा. उन्होंने तेज गति के साथ कार्य करने के लिए एनएचएआई और एफकॉन्स कंपनी के अधिकारियों को बधाई दी. मौके पर एसडीएम सदर निवेदिता नेगी, एनएचएआई के प्रोजेक्ट डायरेक्टर अमर रोहिला, एफकॉन्स के प्रोजेक्ट मैनेजर आरके सिंह और एचआर हैड कर्नल बलजिंदर गौरैया सहित अन्य गणमान्य लोग भी मौजूद रहे.


मंडी: तीसरी टनल का भी हुआ ब्रेकथ्रू, लेह की दूरी 106 किमी कम होगी
 

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Modi may open Rohtang tunnel named after Vajpayee in Sept: HP CM


Modi may open Rohtang tunnel named after Vajpayee in Sept: HP CM

Shimla, July 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate the strategic Rohtang tunnel named after the late Atal Bihari Vajpayee in September, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Thursday.
He said the Atal Tunnel would be completed by the end of next month and the Prime Minister would dedicate it to the nation probably in September. The Chief Minister was addressing the people at Sissu in Lahaul-Spiti district.
Thakur also appreciated the local people for effectively tackling the coronavirus pandemic.
He said the situation in Himachal was quite under control now, adding that there was a sharp increase in the number of cases in the state after over two lakh people stranded in different parts of the country were brought back to the state.
Agriculture Minister Ram Lal Markanda said the Atal Tunnel would open new vistas of tourism in the Lahaul Valley, besides generating employment avenues for the youth.
On the eve of the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the Central government on December 24, 2019 had announced to name the Rohtang tunnel, a road link between Kullu and the landlocked Lahaul Valley, after Vajpayee.
The Union government had acceded to the request of the state to rename the tunnel as a mark of respect to the late BJP stalwart, who had laid the foundation stone for the tunnel in 2003.
The tunnel would not only provide all-weather connectivity to the landlocked Lahaul-Spiti, but will also attract tourists to the district.
The Border Roads Organisation (BRO), a wing of the Central government that constructs and maintains crucial road links along international borders, has been tasked with the construction of the 8.80 km horseshoe shaped tunnel which lies beneath the Rohtang Pass.
The most ambitious and expensive undertaking of its kind, the excavation of the tunnel was completed in October 2017. Now the electrical and ventilation works are in progress.
--IANS


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Reaching new strategic heights, piercing the Pir Panjal: Work on 8.8 km-long Rohtang tunnel in final stretch
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Updated Jul 03, 2020 | 14:44 IST



Besides boosting connectivity and tourism, the Atal tunnel will help the Army move essential supplies to soldiers deployed at the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh.

Rohtang tunnel atal


Rohtang tunnel | Photo Credit: PTI



KEY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The Rohtang tunnel pierces through the Pir Panjal range above 10,000 feet, making it the longest highway tunnel at such an altitude anywhere in the world
  • Some 3,000 contractual workers and 650 BRO employees have been working in shifts 24X7 on the Rs 3,800-crore project
  • The maximum speed limit inside the tunnel is 80kmph; once completed, as many as 3,000 cars and 1,500 trucks can pass through it every day
It has been called the world’s longest mountain tunnel and a marvel of engineering. But with the ongoing India-China standoff in Ladakh, there is an added sense of urgency to complete the 8.8 km-long tunnel – named the Atal tunnel after the former prime minister -- that will provide all-weather connectivity between Lahaul and Manali, and slash the distance between Manali and Leh by more than 45 km.
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Thursday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the strategically important tunnel in early September.
The Border Roads Organisation (BRO), which is carrying out the construction, is working at full throttle to finish the work by the end of next month, Thakur added.
Besides boosting connectivity and tourism, the tunnel will help the Army quickly move essential supplies to troops deployed near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh.
Due to heavy snowfall in the Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh, many areas of Lahaul-Spiti get cut off from the rest of the country. The Atal tunnel will ensure that this will no longer happen, while also providing a winter link to residents of Zanskar valley in Ladakh.


The power of engineering
The Rohtang tunnel pierces through the Pir Panjal range above 10,000 feet, making it the longest highway tunnel at such an altitude anywhere in the world.
Some 3,000 contractual workers and 650 BRO employees have been working in shifts 24X7 on the Rs 3,800-crore project (estimated final cost).
At one stage a massive water channel flowing above the tunnel made the construction nearly impossible, and it took years to find a way around it.

The horseshoe-shaped tunnel has a telephone every 150 metres and a fire hydrant every 60 metres. Ever 2.2 km there is a turning cavern while drivers can find an emergency exit every 500 metres. There is also an air quality monitoring system after every kilometre.
The tunnel boasts of CCTVs every 250 metres that come with an intelligent system to detect incidents.
The maximum speed limit inside the tunnel is 80kmph; once completed, as many as 3,000 cars and 1,500 trucks can pass through it every day, providing ample room for two-way traffic.
To ensure safety of travellers and motorists, anti-avalanche mechanical structures have been built on both sides of the tunnel, by the Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment, a Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) laboratory headquartered in Chandigarh.
Given the altitude of the region, the tunnel is expected to remain covered by snow for much of the year.
A 250-metre catch dam at the tunnel's north will contain any falling debris. And sensors will monitor the prevalence of snow and floods round the clock.
A tribute to Indian engineering and ingenuity, the Rohtang tunnel is one of the most significant projects undertaken in this strategically vital region.



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Himachal Pradesh has started new guidelines for tourists.



Open Entry For Tourists In Himachal
नए नियमों के साथ हिमाचल में सैलानियों के लिए खुली एंट्री, दिखानी होगी कोरोना नेगेटिव रिपोर्ट
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हिमाचल सरकार ने नए नियमों के साथ सैलानियों की एंट्री खोल दी है। पर्यटन विभाग ने नये नियमों को जोड़ते हुए एसओपी जारी कर दी है। इसका सबसे ज्यादा फायदा यमुनानगर के लोगों को मिलेगी। क्योंकि जिले की लंबी सीमा सिरमौर जिले से लगी हुई है और दोनों तरफ रिश्तेदारियां हैं। लोगों को अपनी रिश्तेदारियों में जाने के लिए भी क्वारंटीन होना पड़ रहा था। अब केवल नेगेटिव रिपोर्ट दिखानी जरूरी होगी और अन्य सख्त नियमों में भी ढील दी गई है। जिसमें सबसे बड़ी पांच दिन के रहने के नियम को कम करके दो दिन किया गया है। पर्यटन निदेशक देवेश कुमार की ओर से जारी एसओपी में स्पष्ट किया है कि अगर कोई होटल आने पर कोरोना पॉजिटिव पाया जाता है तो जिस कमरे में वो रह रहा था, उसे 24 घंटे के लिए सील कर दिया जाएगा। जिन क्षेत्रों में ऐसा सैलानी 48 घंटे पहले घूमा हैं। वहां भी सैनिटाइजेशन करनी होगी। वहीं नेगेटिव रिपोर्ट भी 72 घंटे की बजाय 96 घंटे की भी मान्य कर दी गई है। वहीं दस साल से छोटे बच्चों की रिपोर्ट भी अनिवार्य नहीं होगी। हालांकि कोविड हाई लोड सिटी से आने वालों को चिह्नित करने के लिए पंजीकरण की व्यवस्था जारी रखी गई है। पंजीकरण के लिए डीसी के पास किए गए आवेदन को मंजूर होने का इंतजार नहीं करना पड़ेगा। अगर कोई व्यक्ति बिना पंजीकरण आना चाहता है तो उसका पंजीकरण सीमा पर तैनात जिला प्रशासन के अधिकारी और कर्मचारी मौके पर करेंगे। अब टैक्सी या निजी गाड़ी के चालक भी क्वारंटीन नहीं होंगे।

हालांकि हिमाचल सरकार ने राज्य में प्रवेश प्रक्रिया को कुछ सरल कर दिया है। लेकिन सख्ती अभी भी बरकरार है। पूरी जांच पड़ताल के बाद ही हिमाचल में प्रवेश दिया जा रहा है। बिना पंजीकरण और कोविड रिपोर्ट के आने वालों को प्रवेश नहीं दिया जा रहा। कालाअंब और पांवटा साहिब बॉर्डर से वीरवार को दर्जनों वाहन वापस हरियाणा की तरफ भेजे गए। सुबह 9 बजे से दोपहर 3 बजे तक पांवटा के बहराल बैरियरों पर नाममात्र के पर्यटकों ने भी प्रवेश नहीं किया। इनमें से अधिकतर ऐसे वाहन थे, जिनमें केवल गुरुद्वारा साहिब के बाहर शीश नवाने के लिए लोग जा रहे थे। वीरवार को करीब तीन घंटे की अवधि के दौरान गोविंदघाट बैरियर पर एक भी सैलानियों का वाहन नहीं पहुंचा। केवल 2 वाहन ऐसे पहुंचे, जो मुख्य गुरुद्वारा साहिब में शीश नवाना चाहते थे। एक वाहन में 4 व एक में 3 श्रद्धालु सवार थे। इन्होंने ई पास दिखाया। उधर, कालाअंब बैरियर पर भी खास चहल-कदमी देखने को नहीं मिली। बैरियर पर उत्तराखंड की ओर जाने वाले वाहनों को जाने दिया गया। जबकि कई लोग बिना पंजीकरण के पहुंचे। जिन्हें प्रवेश नहीं मिला।


नए नियमों के साथ हिमाचल में सैलानियों के लिए खुली एंट्री, दिखानी होगी कोरोना नेगेटिव रिपोर्ट
 

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Landslide on Chandigarh-Manali, Pathankot-Manali highway; traffic blocked
Heavy rains lashed the Mandi region whole night, which triggered the landslides at several places

Posted: Aug 27, 2020 10:06 AM (IST)
Updated : 10 hours ago

Tribune News Service

Mandi, August 27


The Chandigarh-Manali highway got blocked for traffic movement on Thursday morning due to a massive landslide at Hanogi and Aut tunnel.

Heavy rains lashed the Mandi region whole night, which triggered the landslides at several places.
Owing the landslide, the traffic movement has become standstill on the highway between Mandi and Kullu and a large number of vehicles have been stranded in the area and a line of vehicles was seen at Hanogi and Aut.
Similarly, the alternate route via Kataula between Mandi and Kullu was also blocked for traffic movement due to the landslide just a few kilometres away from Mandi.
The Pathankot-Manali highway has also been blocked for traffic movement since morning after a massive landslide was reported near Bijni in Mandi.
The district administration has engaged its workforce and machinery to clear these highways for traffic movement.

“It is expected that in the next few hours, these highways will be restored for traffic movement,” said a police officer.



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Landslides at several places on state highways in Himachal Pradesh disrupts traffic
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The Chandigarh-Manali highway got blocked for traffic movement on Thursday morning due to a massive landslide at Hanogi and Aut tunnel. Heavy rains lashed the Mandi region whole night, which triggered the landslides at several places. Owing the landslide, the traffic movement has become standstill on the highway between Mandi and Kullu and a large number of vehicles have been stranded in the area and a line of vehicles was seen at Hanogi and Aut. Similarly, the alternate route via Kataula between Mandi and Kullu was also blocked for traffic movement due to the landslide just a few kilometres away from Mandi. The Pathankot-Manali highway has also been blocked for traffic movement since morning after a massive landslide was reported near Bijni in Mandi.



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More than 15,000 apply to enter Himachal Pradesh
New SOPs for hotels out | Locals against opening borders completely | The mandatory stay has been reduced to 2 days

  • Posted: Aug 27, 2020 07:48 AM (IST)
  • Updated : 13 hours ago

More than 15,000 apply to enter Himachal Pradesh


Pratibha Chauhan
Tribune News Service
Shimla, August 26

Acceding to the demand of the hotel industry, the state government today issued new Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for hotels and guesthouses.

Even as the government has made further relaxations in conditions for allowing the entry of outsiders into the hill state, the number of tourists keen on visiting Himachal, including Shimla, Dharamsala and Kullu-Manali, is almost nil.
As per the new SOPs, the mandatory stay has been reduced to two days from five days, no Covid test is required for children below the age of 10 and a negative Covid test report of adults can be up to 96- hour old.
It has been recommended that the IT Department should have a separate category of applications under the ‘tourist category’, which must be dealt with within 24 hours, failing which it will be deemed to have been approved. The driver who will drop the tourists, whether in a taxi or a private vehicle, will be exempted from quarantine. In case of a guest testing positive, only the room occupied by him or her will be sealed for 24 hours after cleaning.
Although the government was forced to make some further relaxations in allowing free access to outsiders, including Himachalis living outside the state, the people of the state in general are in favour of proper regulations and monitoring of the entry of outsiders rather than opening the borders completely. Yesterday, a total of 15,432 persons applied on the Covid portal for registration to visit the state, of which 10,311 had been granted permission.
Sources in the IT Department, which is regulating the portal, said the total number of pending applications under various categories for entry into HP had mounted to 18,511. This was primarily due to the non-mention of one’s address, either from the place of departure or at the arrival end, which was mandatory to facilitate tracing in case anybody tests positive. Some people did not not fill the column which specified whether they were coming from a high-load area.

The highest applications (3,418) for gaining entry into Himachal have been received in Solan district, which houses the Baddi-Narotibala-Nalagarh industrial belt, followed by Una 3,039 applications, Kangra 3,217, Shimla 1,310 and Sirmaur 1,305 applications.

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Flood-like situation has occurred due to cloudburst in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. Millions were damaged due to cloudburst in Dhara village of Kullu. The car was swept away by the flood waters caused by the cloudburst. Not only this, after the rains in Kullu, landslides occurred in many areas. The fields and roads in Thela village of Gadsa valley in Kullu were completely ruined. People of the valley have been frightened by two cloudbursts in two consecutive days.

हिमाचल प्रदेश के कुल्लू में बादल फटने से बाढ़ जैसे हालात हो गए हैं। कुल्लू के धारा गांव में बादल फटने से लाखों का नुकसान हुआ। बादल फटने से आई बाढ़ के पानी में कार बह गई। यही नहीं कुल्लू में बारिश के बाद कई इलाके में भूस्खलन भी हुआ। कुल्लू में गडसा घाटी के थेला गांव में खेत और सड़कें पूरी तरह बर्बाद हो गईं। लगातार दो दिनों में दो बादल फटने से घाटी के लोग सहम गए हैं।
 
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