October 21, 2017

Traffic woes at Manali

The process of the four laning process en route from Kullu to Manali on the National Highway has become a nightmarish experience for the tourists who visit Manali for a retrieve from the hustle and bustle of the city life else where. All the key associations of the region, the President of the Kullu-Manali Paryatan Vikas Mandal Mr Anup Thakur, said poor road infrastructure did not augur well for the tourism industry in Kullu and Manali and the state government should focus on improving the situation. Mr Gajender Thakur of the Hoteliers Association, too has expressed eep concern over the prevailing situation and said that, they were a worried lot as the state government was paying no heed to improve the ground situation in the region. Some of the tourists, Indian as well as foreigners, when contacted, expressed their anguish at the prevailing situation, and lack of proper. The Associations have urged the state government to take immediate steps for completion of the works, more so, owing to unrest in Kashmir, the tourist inflow to Manali has increased manifold. Although in order to ease the traffic the local authorities have diverted the traffic onto the left bank of the Beas but even that it seems is not enough. It is high time that the state government take immediate steps to get the work completed or else lose out on the traffic revenue.

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