Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Inaugurates Atal Tunnel Rohtang: ICT Support by NIC Himachal Pradesh
Sh. Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India dedicated the Atal Tunnel, Rohtang to Nation on 3-Oct-2020 at South Portal of Tunnel in Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh. The Tunnel is strategically important as it provides all-weather road connectivity to Lahaul and Spiti District of Himachal Pradesh and reduces the distance between Manali and Leh by 46 km and the travel time by almost four to five hours.
Sh. Rajnath Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister for Defence, Sh. Jai Ram Thakur, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Himachal Pradesh, Sh. Anurag Thakur, Hon'ble Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Cabinet Ministers of Himachal Pradesh, Chief Secretary, DGP and important dignitaries were present on this occasion.
NIC District Units of Kullu and Lahaul & Spiti provided the ICT support during the visit of Hon’ble Prime Minister at 4 locations of SASE Helipad, South and North Portals of Tunnel and at Sissu. NIC set up the Camp Office and Media Centres at these locations. NIC officers worked day and night to set up these offices.
Sh. Brijender Dogra, DIO and Sh. Rajeev Kumar, ADIO Kullu set up the Camp office and Media Centre at North and South portals of Atal Tunnel. At Sissu, Sh. Pratul, DIO Lahaul and Spiti with team arranged two systems, secured these from virus threats, installed printers/scanner/Fax(MFP). They installed a 10 KVA UPS and five 1 KVA UPS at Camp office and Media Centre respectively. The temperature is below zero degree in Sissu during morning and evening hours. Efforts of NIC officers have been appreciated by District Administrations of both Districts.