Paonta-Hatkoti street shut, apple transportation from Shimla belt hit : The Tribune India


Ambika Sharma

Tribune Information Service

Solan, August 4

The transportation of apple from the Shimla belt has been severally hit with the Paonta Sahib-Shillai-Hatkoti nationwide freeway (NH)-707 being closed for the final six days after a 150-m stretch of the freeway caved in at Kali Dhank in Shillai sub-division six days in the past. This street has been closed for vehicular visitors and its restoration work was underway. Notably, a 97-km stretch of this street from Paonta Sahib-Guma in Shimla is being widened by the Ministry of Street Transport and Highways.

“Round 200 truckloads of apples often take this route in the course of the peak apple season every day from apple belts of Shimla district. Orchardists from Rohru, Jubbal and Chopal use this route to achieve the markets in Delhi through Yamunanagar as it’s a shorter route than the Shimla-Solan-Parwanoo route,” knowledgeable a grower Govind Thakur from Chopal.

In line with an estimate 12,5,000 metric tonnes of apple if transported by way of this route yearly. This visitors is meant to extend by 200 per cent as soon as its widening is accomplished.

Orchardists discover this route brief

Orchardists from Rohru, Jubbal and Chopal use this route to achieve the markets in Delhi through Yamunanagar as it’s shorter than the Shimla-Solan-Parwanoo route. — A grower from Chopal

The space from Guma to Delhi through Paonta Sahib-Yamunanagar is 260 km whereas the gap from Guma to Delhi through Solan-Parwanoo route is 533 km. Being almost 300-km shorter the Paonta Sahib route is most popular by the orchardists.

“Consumers from Saharanpur, Lucknow, Delhi and different locations in Uttarakhand use this route to purchase apples from the orchardists in Rohru, Jubbal and Chopal sub-divisions each season,” knowledgeable Govind Thakur. “We have now been pressured to make use of longer route by way of Shimla-Solan to achieve the apple markets of the area and this has additionally enhanced the transportation price,” added Thakur.



Supply hyperlink