As the coronavirus cases showing a decline in the state, the Himachal Pradesh govt. on Tuesday lifted the night curfew in the four districts of Shimla, Mandi, Kullu, and Kangra.

The state has also restored the usual six-day week schedule in government offices. The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.

The cabinet also decided to allow coaching classes with 50 percent capacity all over the state. There was a demand from students and parents that coaching is allowed as was being done in other states. The health department will prepare the SOPs for holding coaching classes.

Earlier this week, chief minister Jai Ram Thakur in an inland water transport review meet had announced that two jetties and a standard facility would be constructed at Tatapani and Kasol at an estimated cost of INR 2.02 crore to develop water transport facilities between Tattapani and Salapar area.

CM has also announced that the draft agreement from NTPC for the signing of the MoU to be used of land for the development of jetties had been received in this regard.

This would not only provide cost-effective transportation facilities to the people of the area but Thakur hoped that this would also be an additional attraction for tourists visiting the area.

With the rise in tourism opportunities, this may also provide a boost to economic activities in the surrounding areas by providing employment and self-employment opportunities to the youth.

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