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For the first time since it was opened for vehicular traffic, the tunnel witnessed a record single-day inflow of 5,450 vehicles on Sunday.(PTI PHOTO.)

Atal Tunnel sees highest single-day traffic, 5,450 vehicles cross from both ends

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 03:48 PM IST
On Monday, over 5000 vehicles crossed the Atal Tunnel Rohtang (ATR) from both ends.
Tourists visit snow-covered fields after snowfall, near Atal Tunnel in Sissu, Lahaul-Spiti on Thursday, November 19.(PTI)
Tourists visit snow-covered fields after snowfall, near Atal Tunnel in Sissu, Lahaul-Spiti on Thursday, November 19.(PTI)

This village has only one Covid-19 negative man

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 05:02 PM IST
52-year-old Bhushan Thakur has been strictly following Covid-19 guidelines. He was staying with his family members until their test results came. After that, he has been staying in a separate room and cooking his separate meals.
This is the second time that Himachal chief minister Jai Ram Thakur has had to observe self-isolation as a precautionary measure after coming in contact with a coronavirus patient.(HT Photo)
This is the second time that Himachal chief minister Jai Ram Thakur has had to observe self-isolation as a precautionary measure after coming in contact with a coronavirus patient.(HT Photo)

Himachal CM goes into isolation after coming in contact with Covid positive legislator

By HT Correspondent, Shimla/dharamshala
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 10:09 PM IST
The CM had come in contact with Banjar legislator Surender Shaurie during the inauguration of the Atal Tunnel
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(ANI)

Atal Tunnel will connect youth of Lahaul-Spiti youth to many employment opportunities: PM Modi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 01:38 PM IST
“With the construction of Atal Tunnel, the farmers of Lahaul-Spiti and Pangi, people associated with horticulture, cattle-rearers, students and traders will be benefitted,” PM Modi said during his address in Sissu.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Atal Tunnel in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday.(ANI File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Atal Tunnel in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday.(ANI File Photo)

PM Modi to inaugurate 9.02km Atal Tunnel connecting Manali to Lahaul-Spiti valley

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 09:23 AM IST
Atal Tunnel reduces the road distance by 46km between Manali and Leh.
PM Modi will inaugurate the Atal Tunnel in Rohtang on October 3.(ANI)
PM Modi will inaugurate the Atal Tunnel in Rohtang on October 3.(ANI)

PM Modi to inaugurate strategic Atal tunnel on October 3

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 02:02 PM IST
As per the reception plan, approved by the cabinet, PM Modi will be accorded a grand welcome upon his arrival at four points as per the traditions of the districts.
Finishing touches being given to the Atal Tunnel under Rohtang Pass before the inauguration slated for Saturday.(Aqil Khan/HT)
Finishing touches being given to the Atal Tunnel under Rohtang Pass before the inauguration slated for Saturday.(Aqil Khan/HT)

Friendship that bridged tunnel of hope at Rohtang

Hindustan Times, Shimla/Dharamshala | By Gaurav Bisht and Naresh Thakur
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 05:37 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will open the 9.2-km Atal Tunnel, named after ex-PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, on October 3 under the 13,050-ft Rohtang Pass, paving the way for round-the-year road connectivity to strategic Ladakh besides ending the six-month winter exile of residents of Himachal’s Lahaul and Spiti district
The 13.5-km Shinku La Tunnel will connect the Union Territory of Ladakh with tribal Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh.(HT Photo)
The 13.5-km Shinku La Tunnel will connect the Union Territory of Ladakh with tribal Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh.(HT Photo)

After Rohtang, focus shifts to Shinku La tunnel between Ladakh and Lahaul

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2020 05:24 PM IST
National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited has speeded up the detailed project report work on the 13.5-km tunnel
Himachal chief minister Jai Ram Thakur inspecting the progress of the Atal tunnel at Rohtang on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Himachal chief minister Jai Ram Thakur inspecting the progress of the Atal tunnel at Rohtang on Saturday.(HT Photo)

Plans afoot to develop ski slopes on Rohtang tunnel’s north portal

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 05:10 PM IST
Plans are in the pipeline for developing ski slopes in Tiling Village in Lahaul, to boost tourism in the Himalayan valley.
The 8.8-km tunnel, built at a height of 3,000 metres above sea level, connects Manali and Leh. Once ready, it will give a fillip to tourism in the region.(HT file photo)
The 8.8-km tunnel, built at a height of 3,000 metres above sea level, connects Manali and Leh. Once ready, it will give a fillip to tourism in the region.(HT file photo)

Himachal Pradesh to run vistadome buses inside Rohtang tunnel for tourists

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 16, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Vistadome buses will have a glass rooftop for a panoramic view through the hilly region and will ply through the 8.8-km tunnel, named after former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Icicles hanging from a building in Shimla as the town recorded a low of 4 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.(Deepak Sansta/HT)
Icicles hanging from a building in Shimla as the town recorded a low of 4 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.(Deepak Sansta/HT)

Two die as cold wave sweeps Himachal; avalanche advisory issued

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2019 11:56 AM IST
HT Image
HT Image

‘Jai Ram keen on completion of 16,703ft Shinkula tunnel’

Hindustan Times, Chnadigarh | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2019 10:53 PM IST
The project was delayed as the water ingress from Seri nullah that runs above tunnel posed a major geological challenge for engineers
Snow-clearing machines and 60 Border Roads Organisation personnel were pressed into service to clear the 13,050-ft pass that connects Manali with Leh.(HT Photo)
Snow-clearing machines and 60 Border Roads Organisation personnel were pressed into service to clear the 13,050-ft pass that connects Manali with Leh.(HT Photo)

At -20 degrees, under 20-ft of snow, Border Roads Organisation clears Rohtang Pass

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 07:55 AM IST
Usually, Rohtang Pass is officially closed for traffic on November 15 and reopened in May for which snow clearance begins in March. This is for the first time that the BRO took up the challenge to clear the stretch after intermittent snowfall.
Himachal Road Transport Corporation bus stranded on Rohtang Pass due to Snowfall on Monday.(Gaurav Bisht/ HT Photo)
Himachal Road Transport Corporation bus stranded on Rohtang Pass due to Snowfall on Monday.(Gaurav Bisht/ HT Photo)

6 inches of snow on Manali-leh highway disrupts traffic, tourists in a fix

Shimla | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2019 05:02 PM IST
Traffic on the busy highway came to a halt after Rohtang received six inches of snowfall hitting several passengers on their way to Lahaul-Spiti and Manali.
A BRO team removes snow at the Rohtang Pass near Manali in Kullu district on Friday.(HT Photo)
A BRO team removes snow at the Rohtang Pass near Manali in Kullu district on Friday.(HT Photo)

EC: Allow voters movement through under-construction Rohtang tunnel

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2019 07:35 PM IST
The Border Road Organisation (BRO) had set May 10 as the last date for clearing the snow. But inclement weather condition has hit the snow clearance work.
(HT Photo)
(HT Photo)

Fresh snowfall at Rohtang cuts off Lahaul and Spiti, govt issues advisory to restrict vehicles

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2018 01:55 PM IST
The 13,050 feet Rohtang pass and 16,040 feet Baralacha pass in Zanskar mountain range connecting Lahaul &Spiti to Ladakh was closed for traffic following heavy snowfall.
Stranded tourists being brought to Kullu after they were rescued by the Indian Air Force from snow-bound Lahaul & Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh.(PTI)
Stranded tourists being brought to Kullu after they were rescued by the Indian Air Force from snow-bound Lahaul & Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh.(PTI)

Lahaul-Spiti: Nine stranded people, including 3 Germans, rescued by IAF

Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | By Naresh Thakur, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2018 12:35 PM IST
Kullu deputy commissioner Yunus Khan said the rescued people were airlifted and brought to Kullu and their medical examination is underway.
Nearly 8,000 tourists visit the Rohtang pass daily during summers.(Aqil Khan / HT)
Nearly 8,000 tourists visit the Rohtang pass daily during summers.(Aqil Khan / HT)

Himachal: 13500 feet high Rohtang pass to finally get mobile connectivity

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2018 08:23 PM IST
The commuters crossing the Rohtang pass usually face communication problems as it lacks mobile connectivity.
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