How to get permit for visiting Rohtang Pass
Permit for Rohtang Pass, Manali
From the year 2016 the National Green Tribunal in its order has allowed issuing of permit for Rohtang Pass for 800 petrol vehicles and 400 diesel vehicles daily. These vehicles will have to ensure that they carry an online permit for Rohtang Pass visit.
The permission for Rohtang Pass is made available to tourists three days in advance of the date of travel by making online payment on any of the below websites:
A fees of Rs 500 has been imposed for all vehicles passing through the eco-sensitive Rohtang Pass area at the time of applying for permit and also Rs 50 as congestion charges a one time cost of permit for Rohtang Pass.
To get the permission one has to login to the above mentioned websites 3 days in advance from the date of travel and make an online payment of Rs. 550 to get the permit for Rohtang Pass. Carrying a printout of the permit is mandatory and has to be shown at Gulaba barrier.
Strangely, the online payment gateway does not have net banking facility of popular banks like State Bank, ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank. One can also make the payment by credit cards. The website of Himachal Govt. crashes a lot when large number of people login to get the permit.
The facility is available for all private cars and taxis registered within and outside Himachal Pradesh to a maximum cap of 800 petrol and 400 diesel vehicles.
Don’t forget to carry latest copy of the Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate of the vehicle as it is mandatory and checked at Gulaba check point.
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) which is the Green Bench of the Supreme Court has taken a tough stand over the pollution at Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh. As a first step for reducing the pollution, entry of tourists vehicles to Rohtang Pass was banned and then subsequently limited number of cars were allowed to go by issuing permit for Rohtang Pass.
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May 21, 2016 / NITYIN / 3