MP and BJP National President Jagat Prakash Nadda and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today visited Atal Tunnel Rohtang, where they were accorded rousing welcome at North Portal by officers and officials of BRO and GREFF, besides general public.
Shri Nadda and Shri Thakur were also given warm reception at South portal of the Tunnel and at Sissu by people of Lahaul-Spiti district in traditional manner.
Later, while interacting with the media at North Portal, Jagat Prakash Nadda appreciated the engineering marvel created by the engineers of BRO. He also thanked the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for envisaging personal interest in realizing the dream of former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee to construct a tunnel to connect the land locked hinterland Lahaul-Spiti with rest of the world. He said that the tunnel was also important from strategic point of view for ensuring uninterrupted supply of logistics and other support to the Army posted at the frontiers.
Earlier, on their arrival at SASE Helipad, BJP National President and Chief Minister were welcomed by MP and State BJP President Suresh Kashyap, Agriculture Minister Dr. Ram Lal Markanda, Education Minister Govind Singh Thakur, MLA Surinder Shourie, Political Advisor to the Chief Minister Trilok Jamwal, General Secretary State BJP Trilok Kapoor and other local leaders of the area.