Holi tunnel to benefit Gaddi community – Dhumal

Shimla: To provide all weather connectivity between Chamba and Kangra, the government has drawn up plans to construct a tunnel between Baijnath and Holi, chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal told a delegation of Gaddi community here on Wednesday.

He said the proposed tunnel would immensely benefit the Gaddi community who reside in the higher reaches of Baijnath and Holi.

The government had directed authorities to prepare pre-feasibility report to undertake the tunnel construction project between Utarala and Holi, said Dhumal.

A tunnel link would not only reduce the distance by as much as 170 kilometers but would also boost tourism and other economic activity, he added.

Tirlok Kapoor, of the Gaddi community who was appointed chairman of wool federation recently, headed the delegation and apprised the chief minister about need for better connectivity in the region.

As Editor, Ravinder Makhaik leads a team of media professionals at Hill Post. Spanning a career of over two decades in mass communication, as a Documentary Filmmaker, TV journalist, Print Media journalist and with Online & Social Media, he brings with him a vast experience. He lives in Shimla.

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6 Comments

  1. says: Milap C Kapoor

    Well, i m hearing & seen the same project under taken almost 23 yrs ago but till date it is still the same. Hope it does work this time around.I hv seen pwd labour working on this project almost 23 yrs ago since i come from the same place.It wud attract lots of tourists to the vally .
    GADDI community wud certainly benefit immensely from this project .
    I hv seen people traveling by foot on this rout. Tks TIRLOK & many tks Mr PR Dhumal.
    Wishing u both good luck.
    warm rgds.

  2. says: Gaddi vikas Samiti Delhi (Regd.)

    Even we had proposed the same to the Himachal government and are pushing hard for the same and are in regular touch with the Himachali leaders/concern persons. We the Gaddi Vikas Samiti Delhi (Regd.) members believe that collective action of the community will surly are fruitful.

    Regards,
    [email protected]

  3. says: Raj

    Dear Friends,

    Since I hails from same Place in Himachal Pradesh,But working in Delhi from last 09 Years in Tourism Industry.

    As I have travelled many a times from Holi to Uttrala by foot via Jalsu and while passing through Jalsu I found this particular place(Jalsu) is heaven in this world and when this place is connected to road it will bring lot of Inbound traffic from all part of world.

    But I have been hearing this since my childhood but it still in pipeline.

    Hope this time it works out which will bring betterment &happiness to state.

    Thanks and Regards

    Raj
    9811500975

  4. says: Deepak Singh

    Dear All,

    Its very true Mr. Raj, that the project is still pending that too from so many years as it need huge investments. Every time ruling government announces the project……..and keeps it pending due lack of funds and approvals. So let’s hope for the best and wait, that some day we will find the shortest way to the Holi Valley.

    Regards,
    Deepak Singh
    [email protected]

  5. says: rahul

    Ye project sirf rajniti ka adda bana hua hai.we are excpecting nothing from any body now.

    Rahul chadha

    vpo phatahar teh.baijnath
    distt.kangra hp 176125

  6. says: P.C THAKUR tiru

    Every time ruling government announces the project……..and keeps it pending due lack of funds and approvals. So let’s hope for the best and wait, that some day we will find the shortest way to the Holi Valley Himachal government and are pushing hard for the same and are in regular touch with the Himachali leaders/concern persons.

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