Lahaul Spiti district

Snow Festival will boost Lahaul Spiti tourism: CM

Addressing the concluding function of Snow Festival of Lahaul-Spiti district virtually from Shimla on Monday, Thakur said the Atal Tunnel Rohtang had opened new vistas of development as it had ensured round the year connectivity.

Many tourists flock to Atal Tunnel at Rohtang

He said that on Sunday, more than 5000 vehicles crossed the Atal Tunnel Rohtang from both ends, which is the highest traffic till date. He added that total inflow to Lahaul is registered as 2800 vehicles while total outflow from Lahaul remained 2650.

‘Atal tunnel holds public, military and strategic importance’

A Kargil hero, Brigadier (retd) Khushal Thakur, who is currently Chairman-cum-Managing Director of the Himachal Pradesh Ex-Servicemen Corporation, on Tuesday said the Atal tunnel at Rohtang is significant not only for all-weather civilian movement, but also holds military and strategic importance, especially in view of the current conflict scenario on the border.