Himachal Pradesh thrives as large number of tourists flocking to the state
A large number of tourists are flocking to Himachal Pradesh, and almost all tourist destinations in the state are thriving. The Atal Tunnel, the world’s longest tunnel located at an altitude of 10000 feet in Rohtang and connecting Kullu and Lahaul-Spiti districts of Himachal Pradesh, has witnessed a record influx of over two lakh tourists within just three days. This number is nearly ten times higher than the existing population of Lahaul Valley.
Despite the heavy influx of tourists in Lahaul Valley, the police administration is efficiently managing traffic from Atal Tunnel to Sissu and Koksar, enduring the chilly weather. Mayank Chaudhary, the Superintendent of Police in Lahaul-Spiti, mentioned that on December 24, 65,000 tourists arrived in Lahaul via Atal Tunnel using 12,000 vehicles, and on December 25, a record-breaking 85,000 tourists arrived with 16,117 vehicles.
Additionally, on December 26, 15,477 vehicles brought tourists beyond Rohtang Pass through Atal Tunnel. In the past three days, approximately 2.25 lakh tourists have reached Lahaul Valley, including Sissu and Koksar. Chaudhary stated that with the approaching New Year, these numbers could increase, and the police administration is fully prepared to maintain peace, law and order in Lahaul Valley and ensure the safety and convenience of tourists.