Ladakh Inner Line Permit

M C Thakur

Manali, July 17

Tourists visiting the tribal districts of Lahaul – Spiti and Leh-Ladakh are being facilitated to obtain the permission even on Sunday at the SDM office here. After opening of the Manali- Leh and Manali- Spiti roads for vehicular traffic, the tourists visiting these areas are increasing by the day. In compliance of the orders of the National Green Tribunal the Kullu administration is issuing permits to visit Lahaul and Spiti and Leh-Ladakh accordingly. “Atithi Devo Bhava”. As per the concept, the guests have to be treated like god, to be respected, welcomed, served and taken care of by all means. To promote the eco-friendly tourism in Himachal, the government is taking care to facilitate the tourists. The decision of the district administration to open its office on Sunday for issuing permission to visitors here in the tourist town of Manali has been welcomed by all. Sub Divisional Magistrate, Manali, Jyoti Rana said that in order to ensure that tourists visiting these areas do not suffer and waste time in obtaining permission for visiting the Buddhist circuit tours of Lahaul- Spiti- Kinnaur and Leh-Ladakh , permission would be given even on Sunday. This would help in giving a boost to the tourism in the state, she added. The Government of India threw open the Manali-Leh road to foreign visitors in 1989 whereas the tribal belts of Spiti and Kinnaur were opened to overseas tourists in 1992.The tribal belt of Himachal Pradesh is known as cold deserts. This circuit is becoming very popular among foreigners as well as domestic tourists for its historical Buddhist monasteries and beautiful landscape. Motor biking, jeep safaris and cycling are becoming more and more popular on these mountainous roads. Since the Manali - Leh road is one of the highest roads in the world, adventure lovers always choose the ride through these particular roads for thrill and adventure tourism.

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Rohtang only Permit:


Apply permit for Rohtang (For Tourism Purpose)
This type of permit is issued to tourist for tourism purpose. This Permit is issued on daily basis as per the daily quota.
From 09-06-2016 onwards permits can only be applied from 12:00 Noon till MidNight daily.

Permit Availability Status
Select Date :
Availability status for 30/07/2016
Fuel type Daily Quota Permits Issued Permits Left Requests Under Process
Diesel -400

Petrol -800

Various taxes / fees to be paid while visiting Rohtang Pass
  • Permit Fee (Applicable for those visiting Rohtang Pass for tourism purpose) :-
    This is applicable to all vehicles visiting Rohtnag pass for tourism purpose. This tax is to be paid on daily basis and accordingly the permits are issued based on daily quota defined by National Green Tribunal(NGT). The tourism permit is valid for one day only (To & Fro). Mandatory Informnation required for Rohtang Pass Permit
    1. Valid ID Proof
    2. Valid Pollution Under Check (PUC) Certificate
    3. Vehicle Registration Date (Age of vehicle not to be more than 10 yrs)

    No permits are issued on TUESDAY as the day is marked for maintenance of Rohtang.

    Permits can only be applied for next 2 days from the current date.

    Only 800 petrol vehicles and 400 Diesel Vehicles are permitted to go Rohtang Daily. Permit has to be obtained online.
  • Congestion Charges:-
    This is applicable for all vehicles crossing Gulaba Bridge. This tax is paid on daily basis and is valid for one day only (To & Fro).
Rates of various taxes
S.No. Vehicle Class Permit Fee Congestion Charges
1 Car & Jeep -Permit Fee 500 + Congestion Charges 50
2 MUV's -Permit Fee 500 + Congestion Charges 50
3 Buses & HMV -Permit Fee 500 + Congestion Charges 50
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33rd day of lockdown paralyzes life in Kashmir
"Curfew will remain in force in Anantnag town while restrictions shall continue in Shopian, Kulgam and Pulwama towns," a senior police official said here.

Authorities continued curfew and restrictions in Kashmir Valley on Wednesday for the 33rd consecutive day00.

"Curfew will remain in force in Anantnag town while restrictions shall continue in Shopian, Kulgam and Pulwama towns," a senior police official said here.

The official said restrictions shall also continue in old city and uptown Batmaloo area of Srinagar city.

"Similar restrictions shall remain in force in Sopore, Kupwara, Handwara and Baramulla towns.

"Prohibitory orders under section 144 CrPc (Criminal Procedure Code) are in place in Ganderbal, Bandipora and Badgam towns," he said.

Separatists continue their shutdown call through weekly issuance of protest calendars.

Curfew and separatist shutdown began in the valley on July 9, a day after Hizbul commander, Burhan Wani, was killed in a gunfight with the government forces.

All educational institutions, shops, public transport and other business establishments have remained closed for the last 33 days in Kashmir, although interior markets in cities and towns have been functioning briefly in the evenings.

Police said except for stone pelting incidents at three places in Kupwara, Bandipora and Anantnag districts, the overall law and order situation had generally remained calm on Tuesday.
Curfew, shutdown continues on 33rd day in Valley
Barring few stone pelting incidents, situation remained under control: Police
Waseem Ramzan | Srinagar, Publication Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 | Updated Date : Wednesday, August 10, 2016, Srinagar, Aug 1

Srinagar, Aug 10 (KNS): Curfew and restrictions continued on 33rd consecutive day on Wednesday in Kashmir while the protests and clashes were reported from several areas against the civilian killings in Kashmir.
A top police official told KNS that curfew and restrictions remained in force in several districts including Kulgam, Anantnag, Pulwama, in parts of Srinagar and in other areas to thwart any possible protests against the civilian killings in Kashmir.
Witnesses told KNS that a large contingent of police and paramilitary CRPF troopers were deployed on roads and streets and had erected concertina wires at most entry and exit points in several localities.
According to KNS correspondent, clashes erupted between youth and forces in Ka Sarai area of Srinagar. “Scores of youth were pelting stones on forces who in return fired tear gas canisters to disperse them,” witnesses said.
Reports said that Batamaloo area of Srinagar remained under strict curfew as its adjoining locality Tengpora witnessed pro-freedom protests.
Reports said that huge deployment of forces was deployed in Batamaloo which witnessed intense clashes on Tuesday, adding that scores of youth were also injured last evening.
Meanwhile, reports coming from Tengpora area said that announcements were made on loud speakers early today asking people to come to on roads.
“Hundreds of people held pro-freedom protests,” reports said, “they tried to march towards By-Pass but were disallowed by forces already deployed in the area.”
Meanwhile, as per KNS correspondent, residents of Chota Bazar and Mehjoor Nagar offered Asr prayers on roads to protest against the civilian killings in Kashmir.
The residents of both the areas decided to offer Asr prayers on roads to mark protest against the civilian killings from past 33 days.
The residents of Chota Bazar amid pro-freedom and anti-India slogans also staged protest against the civilian killings.
Similarly, the residents of South Kashmir observed complete shutdown while the protests rallies were carried out in some places to protests against killings.
Instead of assembling on roads, in playgrounds or in another vacant land, the protest rally in Bijbehara was carried out in another innovative ide.
Over a hundred of protesters held pro-freedom rally from Wurranhal to Pazalpora in river Jhelum.
While holding Pak flags and chanting anti-India and pro-freedom slogans, the protesters rowed boats in Jhelum to mark a protest against the civilian killings in Kashmir.
Meanwhile, thousands of people attended a pro-freedom rally in South Kashmir’s Padgampora.
Reports said that thousands of people marched towards Dangerpora, Padgampora in Awantipora belt today and took participation in pro-freedom rally, which was held in Eidgah.
“People from Pulwama villages including Barsoo, Lethpora, Lelhaar and other places reached Dangerpora this morning,” reports said.
Meanwhile, reports of protest rally were reported from Qaimoh area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district as well.
However, reports of clashes were reported from North Kashmir district on today.
Six persons were reportedly injured in clashes that erupted between youth and forces in Lalpora area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
Reports quoting hospital sources said that the injured persons were discharged after first aid.
Meanwhile, reports said that residents of Kehnusa area of north Kashmir's Bandipora staged a protest against alleged excesses by the army.
The protestors blocked Bandipora-Sopore highway, demanding action against the “erring” army officials.
The protestors alleged that army barged into their homes during midnight and beat up inmates without any provocation.
However, reports quoting police official said that they met with the villagers and resolved the matter. “The villagers are satisfied now,” police official said.
Kashmir’s Inspector General of Police (IGP), Javaid Mujtaba Gillani said that barring few incidents of stone pelting by miscreants, the overall situation in the valley remained normal and under control. “Although restrictions under section 144/CrPC remained in force in the Valley, curfew was imposed in some parts of Srinagar and Anantnag town only,” he said.
He said that about 300 miscreants assembled near Sangrama in the jurisdiction of Police Station Tarzoo, Sopore and started pelting stones on the police party. “Later on they were chased away by using mild force,” he said.
IGP Kashmir said that miscreants about 50 assembled near Lassipora area of Sogam, Kupwara and tried to block the Kupwara-Sogam road by pelting stones on the civilian vehicles. “In order to ensure smooth flow of vehicular traffic, the Police/Security forces chased the miscreants away. One person Shabir Ahmad Lone resident of Lassipora was injured. He was shifted to District Hospital Kupwara for treatment. His condition is stated to be stable,” he said.
He said that about 500 miscreants assembled near village Qaimoh, Kulgam and started pelting stones on the deployment.
“In Srinagar a group of miscreants pelted stones on security force deployments near Tatoo ground and Noor Bagh and tried to disrupt the flow of civilian traffic. They were chased away,” IGP said. (KNS)