Himachal nod for Narkanda – Hatu ropeway


Shimla : A ropway connecting the popular tourist resort town of Narkanda to Hatu Peak will be built by the consortium of Randhawa Constructions New Delhi and Q2A Solutions Limited Honkong (JV) on PPP mode for a period of 40 years.

Located at a distance of 64 km from Shimla, Narkanda is at an altitude of 2708 m while Hatu peak is at 3400 m and overlooks Narkanda.

The Himachal cabinet also decided to recommend to the Governor to convene the H.P. Vidhan Sabha winter session from 7th to 11th December, 2020 at Dharamsala.

It decided to grant special vacation to all government and private schools, colleges, ITIs, polytechnics, engineering colleges and coaching institutes from 11th to 25th Nov for students, teaching and non teaching staff  in view of the present Covid-19 situation.It was also decided to organise the next Janmanch on 5th Dec.

It also approved to reduce the token tax to be charged on various vehicles. The token tax of 6 percent will be charged on motor cycle, scooter of  value upto  Rs One lakh whereas it would be 7 percent above Rs One lakh.

It also decided to charge token tax of 6 percent on personal motor vehicle and construction equipment vehicles of upto Rs 15 lakh and 7 percent on personal motor vehicle and construction equipment vehicles of more than Rs 15 lakh.

The Cabinet decided to fill up 220 posts of pharmacists on contract basis. Vacant Class-IV posts in PHCs and CHCs of the State would be filled on daily wage basis in Health and Family Welfare Department.