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Construction of Atal Tunnel will strengthen security of the nation

Traditional welcome to be given to Prime Minister : CM

In view of the proposed visit of the Prime Minister, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur presided over a meeting of officers of Kullu district in Manali today. Addressing the occasion, Chief Minister said that the construction of Atal Tunnel Rohtang will strengthen the security system of the nation paving way for throughout the year movement in this strategically important border area.

He said that traditional welcome would be accorded to Prime Minister during his proposed visit. He directed the officers to take care of all standard operating procedures of the Covid-19 during this period and said that no negligence should be taken in this regard, at any point.

The Chief Minister said that social distancing should be maintained by the people even while welcoming the Prime Minister and crowding must be avoided at one place. He said that in view of Covid-19, adequate ambulances should also be maintained and necessary arrangements made for isolation.

He said that live broadcast of the program would be telecast so that it reached every part of the state. Video screens would be installed at district headquarters and other places, so that people could watch live programs.

On this occasion, Education Minister Govind Singh Thakur said that the commencement of Atal Tunnel Rohtang is a historic event for the residents of Kullu and Lahaul-Spiti districts. He said that the construction of the tunnel will herald many activities of economic development in the entire region and the pace of development will be hastened.

MLA Surender Shourie, Deputy Commissioner Dr. Richa Verma, Superintendent of Police Gaurav Singh, Chief Engineer of Atal Tunnel Rohtang Project Border Roads Organization KP Purushothaman, Vice President State BJP Dhaneshwari Thakur, District BJP President Bhimsen were also present on this occasion.