Diarytimes Media Network, Shimla Published by : Kumud Sharma, Updated May 20, 2023 by Diary Times
By Kumud Sharma
Keeping in view the tourist season, the traffic on the four-lane should be approved so that the tourists coming to the state can get the benefit of the best road facilities.
Kiratpur-Nerchowk four-laning has been completed in Himachal. This fourlane will be opened for trial run from 18th May. With the commencement of movement on this forelane, it will be easier for tourists to reach Manali and tourism business will also increase. After this, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari can formally inaugurate this forelane in the month of June.
Tourists can get the facility of movement on Kiratpur Manali Fourlane from May 18. The central government is considering to restore the traffic on the Kiratpur-Manali four-lane patch from Kiratpur to Nerchowk.
“Important from strategic and tourism point of view, 10 tunnels are being constructed from Pandoh to Ot in Mandi district of Kiratpur-Manali 4-lane project, out of which 5 tunnels from Hanogi to Jhalogi have been completed. These tunnels are being opened for trial.”-Nitin Gadkari,Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India.
The distance between Kiratpur and Nerchowk has reduced by 37 kilometers after the construction of this four-laning. Earlier, the distance from Kiratpur to Nerchowk was 114 kms, which has now reduced to just 77 kms. Due to the reduction of this distance, the journey from Chandigarh to Manali has also become half. Where earlier it used to take 8 hours to complete the journey from Chandigarh to Manali. So there, after becoming a forelane, this journey has reduced to 4 hours now. Many beautiful tunnels have been made in the Kiratpur-Nerchowk forelane, which are attracting everyone’s attention. Recently Union Minister Nitin Gadkari had also tweeted the video of this forelane from his Twitter account And Nitin Gadkari Said-.Kiratpur-Manali fourlane will prove to be a milestone in the development of Himachal.
“From Hanogi to Jhalogi, especially during the rainy season, there used to be danger due to falling of stones etc. from the mountains and due to the water of Beas river coming on the road, it had to be closed in the rainy season, due to which now the passengers will get relief and the journey will also be safe and time-saving. There will also be savings.”-Nitin Gadkari,Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India.
After the start of the trial run on May 18, the deficiencies left in the Kiratpur-Nerchowk fourlane will be completed soon. Union Minister Anurag Thakur, who has reached Himachal tour these days, has said that he will request Union Minister Nitin Gadkari to formally inaugurate this four-lane. It is possible that the forelane will be inaugurated in the middle of June. Anurag Thakur also said that the Modi government is continuously working on building the Bhanupalli-Bilaspur-Mandi-Leh railway line.
“On completion of the road from Kiratpur to Nerchowk and from Pandoh to Takoli, it is proposed to be formally inaugurated by Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Best wishes to the people of Devbhoomi Himachal Pradesh.”-Nitin Gadkari,Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India.
After the completion of this project of the central government, the journey from Chandigarh to Manali will become fun. During the journey, people will pass through 14 tunnels till Manali. At the same time, you will get to see many exciting flyovers on lakes and rivers. In this case, project officer Varun Chari said that out of 14 tunnels, the length of the longest tunnel is 2.8 km while the length of the shortest tunnel is 465 meters. 5 out of 14 tunnels will be opened by the end of this month.
The most difficult task was the construction work from Pandoh to Aut-
Project officer Varun Chari has informed that the most difficult task in this entire project was the construction work from Pandoh to Aut, where Beas river was on one side and steep mountains were present on the other side. Officials have said that this work took a long time. Here the road has been made by making a flyover over the road. At the same time, it is a landslide prone area, while the mountain keeps cracking at any time, due to which the highway has been constructed keeping all the standards in mind.