Tattapani-Salappar water transport gets a push

Tattapani-Salappar water transport gets a push

The Kol Dam at Tattapani. File

Tribune News Service

Shimla, January 1

Two jetties and a common facility will be constructed at Tattapani and Kasol village with an estimated cost of Rs 2.02 crore to develop the proposed water transport facilities between Tattapani and Salappar.

Stating this while presiding over a review meeting regarding inland water transport here today, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said the draft agreement from the NTPC for signing an MoU for the use of land for construction of jetties had been received.

 10 routes notified

  • The Chief Minister said 10 routes had been notified in Kol Dam.
  • As many as 107 inland water transport routes had been identified in the Govind Sagar reservoir.
  • The Bilaspur to Bhakra route was the longest covering about 60 km and a nominal fare of Rs 80 would be charged.

The Chief Minister said it would not only provide cost-effective transportation facilities to the people but also prove an added attraction to the tourists. This would also give boost to economic activities in the surrounding areas by providing job opportunities to the youth.

The Chief Minister said e-tender for consultancy services had been invited to prepare detailed project reports (DPRs) and tender document for feasible locations in Kol Dam, Bhakra Dam, Chamera Dam and Pong Dam reservoirs.

Jai Ram Thakur, Chief Minister

It will not only provide cost-effective transportation facilities to the people but also prove an added attraction to the tourists. This will also give boost to economic activities in the surrounding areas by providing job opportunities to the youth.

The Chief Minister said 10 routes had been notified in Kol Dam. These are Ahan to Kol, Kyan to Sui via Bio, Sui to Neri-Roparu via Bio, Neri-Roprau to Karla-Beral, Doghri to Karla-Beral, Kyan to Jartu, Shakra to Kyan, Chaba to Saraur, Tattapani to Kayari (Chilla) and Kayan to Karla with stoppage Ahan, Jartu, Sui, Mehandla and Neri Ropru.

He said 107 inland water transport routes had been identified in the Govind Sagar reservoir and 170 permits had been granted. The Bilaspur to Bhakra route was the longest of about 60 km and people had to pay a nominal fare of Rs 80 for this.

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