Two wheelers entering the Himachal Pradesh will have to pay Rs 50, those arriving via cars will have to pay Rs 200, while for SUVs and MUVs it will be between Rs 300 and Rs 500. Large vehicles entering Lahaul and Spiti will have to pay INR 500, largely applicable to buses and taxis.

Vehicles plying regularly in the area shall be exempted from any such tax; Such passengers will have to apply for exemption from tax. The SDM also said that the collected tax would be used for the development of the area.

The Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh is home to many attractions, Lahaul and Spiti are of course, some of its most stunning and offbeat regions.

Both areas will be closed to travellers for about six months a year during the winter months. Now, with the opening of the Atal Tunnel, one can visit both Lahaul and Spiti throughout the year.

While the Atal Tunnel has made commuting easier for both commuters and locals, it has also encouraged hyper-tourism. Now, to regulate this, the authorities have decided to levy a tax on the vehicles entering the area. The same payment will have to be made in Sisu of Lahaul.

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