Proposal to construct a tunnel on National Highway 705 under Kharapathhar: Vikramaditya

There is a proposal to construct a tunnel on National Highway-705, under Kharapathhar, which will reduce the distance from Shimla to Rohru by around 10 to 12 kilometers, stated PWD Minister, Vikramaditya Singh here today. He said that this will help in promoting tourism as well and during the apple season the orchardists will not face any difficulty in transporting their products and this will also reduce transportation costs.  Even during heavy snowfall, the tunnel will serve as an all-weather alternate route to connect Theog-Kothkhai and Rohru.

To be constructed with an outlay of Rs. 250 crores, the total length of the proposed tunnel would be around 2840 meters. Apart from this, the total length of the escape tunnel will be 3095 meters he said.

Once the tunnel gets completed, famous tourist spots like Chanshal, Kuppad, and Hatkoti will also get a facelift, said the Minister.  

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