Wise Old Men of Kinnaur
Kicking off Himachal Daily!
Is any Pahadi out here who can help?
A couple of interesting newsbits
* BRO revamping strategic bridges on war footing
– The present Bailey bridge at Koksar, is unable to bear heavy load of vehicles.
– Important as all supplies to the Army personnel deputed on the border areas in Leh-Ladakh are sent from this strategically important route.
– The two bridges of 70-meter and 30-meter span are to be constructed at Koksar on Chandra river in the tribal district of Lahaul and Spiti.
– Will also help localites transport agricultural/horticultural produce
* SMC develops online app to charge green fee
– The Shimla Municipal Corporation (SMC) has decided to launch app-based online system for charging green tax from tourists visiting Shimla from September.
– It has exempted all residents from paying the green fee whose vehicles are not registered in the state.
– The green fee will generate about Rs 15 crore every year for the SMC
– The SMC abandoned the plan to set up the green tax barrier
– SMC will erect bill boards and hoardings at the national highway and entry barrier at Parwanoo to make tourists aware about the green fee
– Fee being charged in order to facilitate tourists, giving them clean and green Shimla and protect the green environment of Shimla
Comments from @root
- – This is the official thread for Himachal’s Current Affairs
- – The thread is moderated by the owner and his/ her peers from the same state. What to expect here?
- – State Specific Schemes and Initiatives (helps in GS answers and essays)
- – Culture related stuff in news (helps you learn the static history part when the festival is celebrated + some additional info)
- – Unique practices (GI Tags news etc OR some innovative techniques)
- – Governance initiatives (some case study/ news of in-service officers)
- – Anything which escapes the national conscience in general due to bias media coverage
Why do we need separate threads for each state?
- – Read the major announcement here – The Importance of Local News for IAS Prelims & Mains
- – Find the list of state specific news threads here – State’s News Daily