Manali: Union Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh was welcomed by the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on his arrival at SASE Helipad at Manali in Kullu district today. Union Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh accompanied by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur visited the Atal Tunnel Rohtang, which is to be dedicated to the nation tomorrow by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. They also visited the North and South Portals of the tunnel and reviewed the arrangements.
Director General Border Roads Organisation Lt. General Harpal Singh briefed the Union Minister regarding the event, salient features of Atal Tunnel and preparedness related to the inauguration of this project of strategic importance. Earlier, the Chief Minister visited rally venues at Solang in Kullu district and Sissu in Lahaul-Spiti district and took stock of the preparedness of the mega event. Education Minister Govind Singh Thakur, MP Ramswroop Sharma, MLA Surender Shourie, Chief Secretary Anil Khachi, Director General of Police Sanjay Kundu, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister J.C. Sharma, Advisor to the Chief Minister Dr. R.N. Batta, Deputy Commissioner Kullu Dr. Richa Verma and other officers were present on the occasion.