Transport Of Himachal Pradesh

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► Airports in Himachal Pradesh
► Rail transport in Himachal Pradesh
► Roads in Himachal Pradesh

Airports in Himachal Pradesh

Bhuntar Airport

Bhuntar Airport, alternatively known as Kullu Manali Airport or Kullu Airport, (IATA: KUU, ICAO: VIBR) is an airport located in Bhuntar in theIndian state of Himachal Pradesh.

Bhuntar is considered a challenging airport for pilots because of its single runway set in a deep valley whose peaks rise several thousand feet higher than the runway. Also, the airport is located on the banks of the river Beas, and in 1995, its flash floods posed a threat to the runway. The new air terminal at Bhuntar was inaugurated in 2008, and the airport apron enlarged to park two aircraft at a time. Kingfisher Airlines ceased operations in September 2012 while Air India Regional resumed its operations to Kullu in May 2013. Jagson Airlines flies to Kullu.

Gaggal Airport,(IATA: DHM, ICAO: VIGG) alternatively known as Kangra Airport or Dharamsala-Kangra Airport, is an airport located in Gaggal near Kangra in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, 14 Kilometres South-West of Dharamshala.


The Airport, spread over 126 acres at an altitude of 2492 feet has one asphalt runway, oriented 15/33, 1372 metres long and 30 metres wide. Its 300 by 200 foot apron provides parking space for 2 turboprop aircraft like the ATR-72, while its terminal building can handle 100 passengers. Navigational aids include PAPI lights and NDB 

Shimla Airport

Shimla Airport (IATA: SLV, ICAO: VISM) is an airport located in Jabarhatti, 22 kilometres (14 mi) from Shimla in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh
The airport was constructed by cutting down a mountaintop and leveling the area to form the single runway. The small apron has space for two small aircraft Dornier Do 228 to park simultaneously. The small terminal can handle 50 persons for arriving flights, but only 40 for departing flights. Kingfisher Airlines, operating the sole daily flight from Delhi, could not carry more than 28 passengers on its return journey because of load restrictions imposed on the aircraft due to Shimla's high altitude. It ceased operations to Shimla in September 2012.

Rail transport in Himachal Pradesh
Bilaspur–Mandi–Leh railway
Kalka–Shimla Railway
Kangra Valley Railway
Shimla Chandigarh Expressway

State highways in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh state has a good road network. There are 9 national highways with total length of 1,208 km, 19 state highways with total length of 1,625 km and 45 major district roads with total length of 1753.05 km.

National Highways in Himachal Pradesh

National Highway 1A (India)
National Highway 20 (India)
National Highway 21 (India)
National Highway 21A (India)
National Highway 22 (India)
National Highway 70 (India)
National Highway 72 (India)
National Highway 73AIndia)
National Highway 88 (India)

Films set in Himachal Pradesh

3 Idiots
Aa Gale Lag Jaa (1973 film)
Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai
Koi... Mil Gaya
Love in Simla
Films shot in Himachal Pradesh
Black (2005 film)
Jab We Met
Raaz – The Mystery Continues
Ship of Theseus (film)
Young Malang

Sports venues in Himachal Pradesh

Amtar Ground
Maharaja Lakshman Sen Memorial College Ground
Naldehra Golf Club

Cricket grounds in Himachal Pradesh

Amtar Ground
HPCA Stadium
Indira Gandhi Stadium (Una)
Jawaharlal Navoday Vidhyalay Stadium
Kangda Police Stadium
Lohnu Cricket Ground
Maharaja Lakshman Sen Memorial College Ground
Paramount Cricket Promotion Association

HPCA Stadium Stadium (Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium) is a cricket stadium located in the city of Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh, India. Anurag Thakur is cred of making Himachal Pradesh capable of hosting international standard cricket at HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala. The town is best known internationally as the home of the Dalai Lama of Tibet.

The nearest airport is Gaggal at Kangra, about 15km away. The stadium is home to Himachal Pradesh cricket team for Ranji Trophy matches and other limited overs matches. The stadium was the venue for two IPL matches as it is a home stadium for the Kings XI Punjab. Consequently floodlights have been installed.

Dav Whatmore, the former Director of the Indian National Cricket Academy recommended during his tenure that the stadium is suitable for hosting international cricket matches.

The venue is unique in India in that it is situated at an altitude of 1,457 m (4,780 ft 2 in) above sea level and has the spectacular snow capped Himalayan Mountains in the background. It is often considered the fastest pitch in India. The first international team that played here was thePakistan international cricket team, which played a match against an india in 2005.

The first International One day was played between India and England on Sunday, 27th Jan, 2013 Which England won by 7 wickets. Located behind the stadium is the Government College of Dharamshala which was built during British Raj.

Important Hosted Matches

India A vs Pakistan
Mohamed Nisar Trophy
Indian Premier League (2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 seasons)
India vs England

Himachal Pradesh High Court

The Himachal Pradesh High Court is the High Court of the state of Himachal Pradesh. The Himachal Pradesh was born as a result of integration of tweenty six Shimla and four Punjab hill States into a Centrally Administered Area on April 15, 1948. The Central Government promulgated the Himachal Pradesh (Courts) Order, 1948 on 15 August 1948. As per Paragraph 3 of this Order, the Court of Judicial Commissioner was established for Himachal Pradesh and the Court was housed at "Harvingtan" (Kelston area, Bharari, Shimla). It was vested with the powers of a High Court under the Judicial Commissioner's Court Act, 1950. The Court of Judicial commissioner started functioning on August 15, 1948. The Punjab High Court rules and orders with suitable amendments were made applicable.

In the year 1966, the Delhi High Court Act was enacted by the Government of India and w.e.f. May 1, 1967, the Central Government of India extended jurisdiction of the said Act to the Union Territory of Himachal Pradesh, replacing the Court of Judicial Commissioner by the Himachal Bench of Delhi High Court, at Shimla and it started functioning in old High Court building known as "Revenswood". The Court of Judicial commissioner stood abolished with effect from 1 May 1967 and instead the jurisdiction of the High Court of Delhi was extended to Union Territory of Himachal Pradesh under the Delhi High Court Act, 1966.

In the year 1966, the Delhi High Court Act was enacted by the Government of India and w.e.f. May 1, 1967, the Central Government of India extended jurisdiction of the said Act to the Union Territory of Himachal Pradesh, replacing the Court of Judicial Commissioner by the Himachal Bench of Delhi High Court, at Shimla and it started functioning in old High Court building known as "Revenswood". On 18 December 1970, the State of Himachal Pradesh Act was passed by Parliament and the new state came into being on 25 January 1971 and established its own High Court with Headquarters at "Revenswood" Shimla, having one Hon'ble Chief Justice and two Hon'ble Judges. The seat of the court is Shimla, the administrative capital of the state. The court has a sanctioned judge strength of 9 including the chief justice.

Himachal Pradesh Public Works Department

Himachal Pradesh Public Works Department, commonly abbreviated as HPPWD, is a department of Government of Himachal Pradesh entrusted with the responsibility of planning, construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, ropeways and government buildings in Himachal Pradesh state.

Himachal Pradesh Police

The Himachal Pradesh Police is the law enforcement agency for the state of Himachal Pradesh in India.
Himachal Pradesh Police comes under direct control of Department of Home Affairs, Government of Himachal Pradesh. The Himachal Pradesh Police is headed by Director General of Police(DGP).

Shimla Municipal Corporation

Shimla Municipal Corporation (SMC) is the municipal corporation of Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh, and is the chief nodal agency for the administration of the city.