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Entering Lahaul-Spiti in Himachal Pradesh will now be taxable

A barrier to gather tax has been found out at Sissu in Lahaul near Rohtang’s Atal Tunnel

Shimla, India

Tourists will need to pay a tax to enter Himachal Pradesh’s Lahaul-Spiti district, a politician said on Friday.

A barrier to gathering tax has been found out at Sissu in Lahaul near Rohtang’s Atal Tunnel by the Special Area Development Authority (SADA), Keylong SDM Priya Nagra said.

Rs 50 is being charged from two-wheelers, Rs 200 from cars, Rs 300 from SUVs and MUVs, and Rs 500 from buses and trucks, she added.

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The number of vehicles entering Lahaul has increased manifold after the opening of Atal Tunnel in October last year, she added.

The tunnel was inaugurated on October 3 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The tax money is going to be used for the event of the local area, she added.

The vehicles entering Lahaul on regular basis won’t need to pay tax and need to apply for exemption, she said.

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