Planning Trip To Lahaul-Spiti? You Can Now Take Luxury Bus From Delhi

| Updated: 22 April, 2022 12:56 pm IST
The Volvo bus will ply daily between Delhi and Lahaul-Spiti.

 

SHIMLA: Tourists from Delhi wishing to visit picturesque Lahaul-Spiti have a reason to cheer. Now, they can board a direct Volvo bus from the national capital to the tribal district of Himachal Pradesh.

The first such luxury daily bus service on the route, the Volvo will be operated by the Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC). It will leave for Delhi from Jispa village, about 22 km from Lahaul-Spiti district headquarters of Keylong at 3 pm. The bus will leave from Delhi at the same time.

Passengers will be charged Rs 2,039 for a one-side journey on the 684-km stretch, which takes almost 17 hours to complete. This bus will pass through Kullu, Bilaspur, Chandigarh, and Ambala.

The bus will be managed by the HRTC’s Keylong depot and start from Jispa at 3 pm and reach Delhi around 8.30 am the next day. It will depart Delhi at 3 pm and reach Jispa around 8.30 am the next day.

The inaugural bus was flagged off by Lahaul Block Development Council chairperson Tashi Sonam and HRTC Keylong depot’s Regional Manager Mangal Manepa from Jispa with four passengers on board.

Sonam said the HRTC was earlier providing ordinary bus service between Lahaul and Delhi, the fare of which was Rs 1,135 for a one-side journey.

The HRTC appears to be looking to tap the tourist business that has increased manifold in Lahaul-Spiti after the opening of the Atal Tunnel on the Manali-Leh highway, which has provided an all-season link to the tribal district.

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