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A man removes snow from a car after the town received fresh snowfall, at Keylong in Lahaul-Spiti District.(PTI)

Himachal’s Lahaul-Spiti restricts entry of vehicles till Jan 24 due to heavy snowfall

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Navneet Rathore
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 01:43 PM IST
Tourists with advance bookings in hotels and homestays at Keylong or any other location in Lahaul valley will be allowed to reach their destination subject to road worthiness and weather conditions, says DC
An apple orchard after fresh snowfall covered the hills with a white blanket in the upper Shimla area on Saturday.(HT Photo)
An apple orchard after fresh snowfall covered the hills with a white blanket in the upper Shimla area on Saturday.(HT Photo)

Atal Tunnel closed again after heavy snowfall in higher reaches of Himachal

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2020 12:56 PM IST
Weather will remain clear from Sunday to Thursday, says meteorological department
The newly inaugurated Atal Tunnel across the Rohtang Pass is on the Manali-Leh highway.(HT Photo)
The newly inaugurated Atal Tunnel across the Rohtang Pass is on the Manali-Leh highway.(HT Photo)

Snow in HP’s higher reaches disrupts traffic on Manali-Leh highway

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2020 12:22 PM IST
Kullu SP says vehicles are not being allowed beyond Gulaba towards Rohtang Pass though the newly inaugurated Atal Tunnel is functional.
The 9.02-km Atal Tunnel across the Rohtang Pass provides all-weather connectivity between Manali and Lahaul-Spiti districts in Himachal Pradesh. It took a decade for the tunnel to be completed.(HT file photo)
The 9.02-km Atal Tunnel across the Rohtang Pass provides all-weather connectivity between Manali and Lahaul-Spiti districts in Himachal Pradesh. It took a decade for the tunnel to be completed.(HT file photo)

Foundation stone laid by Sonia Gandhi at Atal Tunnel goes missing, Congress threatens agitation

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 10:37 AM IST
Himachal Pradesh Congress chief Kuldeep Singh Rathore alleged that the plaque bearing party president Sonia Gandhi’s name was removed from the tunnel ahead of its inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 3
Residents of Lahaul-Spiti in Himachal Pradesh celebrating the opening of the Atal Tunnel under Rohtang Pass that ensures all-weather connectivity for the tribal district on October 3. Friday’s quakes did not cause any loss of life or damage to property.(HT file photo)
Residents of Lahaul-Spiti in Himachal Pradesh celebrating the opening of the Atal Tunnel under Rohtang Pass that ensures all-weather connectivity for the tribal district on October 3. Friday’s quakes did not cause any loss of life or damage to property.(HT file photo)

Four light intensity quakes in Himachal’s Lahaul-Spiti district, no casualty

Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | By HT Correspondent, Dharamshala
PUBLISHED ON OCT 09, 2020 09:38 PM IST
The quakes, measuring 2.1 to 3.3 on the Richter scale, struck between 2.28am and 2.43am on Friday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating the Atal Tunnel as defence minister Rajnath Singh, Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur, chief of defence staff General Bipin Rawat and army chief General MM Naravane look on at Rohtang near Manali on Saturday.(PTI photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating the Atal Tunnel as defence minister Rajnath Singh, Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur, chief of defence staff General Bipin Rawat and army chief General MM Naravane look on at Rohtang near Manali on Saturday.(PTI photo)

Atal Tunnel is a symbol of Atmanirbhar Bharat, will strengthen border infrastructure: PM Modi

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 03:04 PM IST
ENGINEERING FEAT The 9.02-km Atal Tunnel running under the 13,050-ft Rohtang Pass on the Manali-Leh axis is the highest motorable highway tunnel in the world.
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
Prime Minister Narendra Modi may address a gathering after the inaugurating the tunnel at Sissu or Keylong in Lahaul. He would flag off a bus through the tunnel, too.(HT file photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi may address a gathering after the inaugurating the tunnel at Sissu or Keylong in Lahaul. He would flag off a bus through the tunnel, too.(HT file photo)

PM likely to open Atal Tunnel at Himachal’s Rohtang Pass on October 3

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gaurav Bisht
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2020 06:30 AM IST
LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL 9.2-km tunnel will bring down distance between Manali and Leh by 46km, will facilitate movement of troops to Indo-China border besides providing all-weather connectivity to tribal Lahaul-Spiti district
The Rohtang tunnel, named Atal Tunnel, after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is set for inauguration. It will reduce the distance between Manali and Leh by 46km.(HT file photo)
The Rohtang tunnel, named Atal Tunnel, after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is set for inauguration. It will reduce the distance between Manali and Leh by 46km.(HT file photo)

World’s longest highway tunnel above 10,000 feet connecting Manali with Leh ready after 10 years

Asian News International, Manali | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 05:17 PM IST
The 9.2-km Atal Tunnel across the Rohtang Pass was a challenging project and work was undertaken from two ends; the original deadline was less than six years but it took 10 years for construction to be completed
The Rohtang Tunnel is being constructed in the Pir Panjal ranges of Himachal Pradesh, since the Manali-Sarchu-Leh road remains closed for nearly six months in a year due to the Rohtang Pass being completely snow clad between November and April.(HT PHOTO.)
The Rohtang Tunnel is being constructed in the Pir Panjal ranges of Himachal Pradesh, since the Manali-Sarchu-Leh road remains closed for nearly six months in a year due to the Rohtang Pass being completely snow clad between November and April.(HT PHOTO.)

Ahead of PM Modi’s visit, strategic Atal Rohtang Tunnel ready for inauguration

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 06:28 PM IST
On completion, it is set to become the world’s longest road tunnel at an altitude above 3,000 metres. The tunnel is scheduled to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September.
File photo of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.(PTI Photo)
File photo of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.(PTI Photo)

Govt decides to name tunnel under Rohtang Pass after Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2019 11:06 PM IST
The historic decision to construct a strategic tunnel below the Rohtang Pass was taken on June 3, 2000 when Vajpayee was the prime minister.
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.
Among those rescued near the pass included a 14-member police party and seven civilians.(HT Photo)
Among those rescued near the pass included a 14-member police party and seven civilians.(HT Photo)

21 stranded near Rohtang pass rescued by BRO

Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 01:04 PM IST
Twenty-one people stranded near the 3978-metre high Rohtang pass were rescued in a late-night operation on Thursday by a team of Border Roads Organisation (BRO) amid heavy snowfall, officials said on Friday.

Wreckage of IAF aircraft found after 51 years on Lahaul-Spiti glacier

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 10:58 PM IST
The aircraft — AN-12 BL-534 — carrying nearly 100 defence personnel had gone missing over Rohtang Pass on February 7, 1968
An expedition by the Dogra Scouts has recovered parts of an Indian Air Force AN-12 transport aircraft that crashed in the icy mountains of Himachal Pradesh 51 years ago.(Photo ANI)
An expedition by the Dogra Scouts has recovered parts of an Indian Air Force AN-12 transport aircraft that crashed in the icy mountains of Himachal Pradesh 51 years ago.(Photo ANI)

IAF aircraft parts recovered 51 years after crash

Chandigarh | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 08:34 PM IST
Western Command of the Indian Army launched an operation on July 26 to recover the mortal remains of over 90 missing soldiers who were onboard the AN-12 BL-534 aircraft which went missing over the Rohtang Pass in Kullu district , Himachal Pradesh.
A team of Border Roads Organisation during a snow-clearing operation on Rohtang Pass.(HT Photo)
A team of Border Roads Organisation during a snow-clearing operation on Rohtang Pass.(HT Photo)

Rohtang Pass thrown open to tourists visiting Keylong, Leh

Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2019 12:08 PM IST
Rohtang Pass, the 13,050 feet gateway to Lahaul and Spiti Valley, opened for tourists visiting Kelyong and Leh.
Electric bus trial runs have been happening in India for a long time now. Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and many other cities have run a couple of electric buses.(HT File Photo)
Electric bus trial runs have been happening in India for a long time now. Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and many other cities have run a couple of electric buses.(HT File Photo)

OPINION | Why Gurugram needs to keep an eye on the national capital’s electric bus experiment

PUBLISHED ON MAR 13, 2019 07:57 AM IST
A World Health Organization’s study estimates that nine out of every 10 people in the world breathe air that contains high levels of pollutants.
The driver lost control on the vehicle while negotiating a sharp curve and the SUV skidded off the road and plunged into a gorge near Gulaba, 28 kilometres from the tourist town Manali in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district.(HT PHOTO)
The driver lost control on the vehicle while negotiating a sharp curve and the SUV skidded off the road and plunged into a gorge near Gulaba, 28 kilometres from the tourist town Manali in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district.(HT PHOTO)

One tourist killed, 9 injured as SUV plunges into gorge near Manali

Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | By HT correspondent, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2018 12:08 AM IST
The deceased has been identified as Vishwajeet Dass, who was among 11 occupants in the vehicle hailing from Kolkata on a trip to Rohtang Pass.
After the scam came to light in April, state education department had ordered a preliminary probe to ascertain irregularities in supply of rice for schools.(HT File)
After the scam came to light in April, state education department had ordered a preliminary probe to ascertain irregularities in supply of rice for schools.(HT File)

Lahaul & Spiti ‘midday meal scam’: HP agriculture minister demands vigilance probe

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2018 01:32 PM IST
Even though education department has sought details from its office in Keylong about the scam, government is likely to order a vigilance inquiry to ascertain veracity of allegations.
The swollen Beas in Kullu. Schools in at least nine of 12 districts of Himachal will remain closed on Monday after rain and snowfall lashed many parts of the state.(Aqil Khan/ HT Photo)
The swollen Beas in Kullu. Schools in at least nine of 12 districts of Himachal will remain closed on Monday after rain and snowfall lashed many parts of the state.(Aqil Khan/ HT Photo)

Rains lash Himachal: Rivers in spate, Chandigarh-Manali, Jammu-Srinagar higways blocked

Shimla | By HT Correspondents and Agencies, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2018 09:52 AM IST
An official of the local MeT office said there are chances of heavy rainfall at some places in the state till Monday and thereafter the intensity of rains will start receding.
11 people were killed after a car rolled down a hill near Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh.(ANI Photo)
11 people were killed after a car rolled down a hill near Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh.(ANI Photo)

11 dead as SUV rolls down gorge near Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh

Hindustan Times, Dharamsala | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2018 10:14 AM IST
Passersby saw the mangled remains of the SUV in the gorge at Rahni Nalla and informed the police.
Gloom descended on this quaint yet picturesque village, 4 km from the hill resort of Manali in Himachal Pradesh, which the former prime minister made his summer retreat.(HT Photo)
Gloom descended on this quaint yet picturesque village, 4 km from the hill resort of Manali in Himachal Pradesh, which the former prime minister made his summer retreat.(HT Photo)

Himachal’s Prini village mourns Vajpayee, its resident poet

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
During his tenure as PM, Vajpayee would visit the village every summer but the last time he was here was in June 2006.
The Himachal Pradesh government and national helicopter carrier Pawan Hans have deputed a 20-seater chopper to ferry passengers to promote hill tourism.(HT Photo)
The Himachal Pradesh government and national helicopter carrier Pawan Hans have deputed a 20-seater chopper to ferry passengers to promote hill tourism.(HT Photo)

Now, Shimla is just 20 minutes away from Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vivek Gupta
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2018 09:51 PM IST
Each sortie, with 19 passengers on board, will offer a minimum fare of Rs 2,999 per person. It will initially ply twice a week, Monday and Friday.
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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