Government of Himachal Pradesh, under the leadership of Honorable Chief Minister, Mr Virbhadra Singh, approved the Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru Government Medical College and Hospital, Chamba, notified in february 2014.
The approval of Government medical college and hospital in Chamba by Honorable Chief Minister Mr Virbhadra Singh and Health Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Mr. Kaul Singh Thakur, has given sense of relief to the people of Chamba district as there was no major hospital earlier in its vicinity.
Honourable forest minister of Himachal Pradesh, Mr. Thakur Singh Bharmauri, who belongs to Chamba, was very familiar with the requirement of this medical institution in Chamba and always raised a strong voice for this college, on behalf of people of Chamba.
Under the leadership of Honourable Principal Secretary (Health and Home) Mr. Prabodh Saxena, Chamba Medical college is a reality. His efforts can never be forgotten, despite of being so many problems, he standby in every situation. Because of all efforts taken by him, this college is going to start in the next session.
With the efforts of Director of Medical Education – Dr. Anil Chauhan, Deputy Commissioner Chamba – Mr. Sudesh Kumar Mokhta and Additional Deputy Commissioner Chamba – Mr. Shubh Karan Singh, the project is picking up pace to launch its operations soon.
With efforts and hard work from Honourable Principal of GMCH Chamba, Mr. Anil Ohri, the college will be ready to start next session.
HOW TO REACH CHAMBA ?
Chamba could be reached through various links i.e
AIR FACILITY: The nearest airport to Chamba is Kangra Airport, in Gaggal. This domestic airport has many flights connecting it to Delhi and Chandigarh. International and domestic passengers can board flights to Delhi and catch a connecting flight to Kangra Airport. Reaching Chamba from Gaggal is a simple matter since many taxis and buses ply this route. The Delhi Airport well connected to cities across the globe like Chicago, Melbourne, London, Tokyo etc. The main airline operators on these routes are Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Jet Airways and Air India. Major cities in India like Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Cochin, Chennai etc. also have many flights to the Delhi Airport via airlines like SpiceJet, Indigo and Air India.
Nearest Airport: The nearest airport to Chamba is Kangra Airport in Gaggal, located nearly 180 Km away from town.
BY ROAD: Chamba is Best to go by road. From Delhi ISBT VOLVO Bus service is available that is being provided by HRTC. The best phase you will be going to face by road is the link from pathankot to chamba. There are various beautiful places going to meet you while travelling to chamba which tourists are very much aware of and Love to visit again and again i.e DALHOUSIE AND KHAJJIAR.
DALHOUSIE: A breathtaking hill station in Himachal Pradesh, Dalhousie is a favorite haunt for family vacations, honeymooners as well as those seeking some alone time in the lap of nature. Perched at an altitude of 2,000m above sea level in the Chamba district, it enjoys pristine views of snow-capped peaks and rivers running at its base. The beauty of Dalhousie is mesmerizing and even though it does not have its own airport or railway station, people flock to it in large numbers. Dalhousie is one of the most popular tourist spots in north India thanks to its natural vistas and the charm of British buildings that lend a beautiful old-world feel to the hill station. The mall roads and the sightseeing attractions further give travelers a number of things to look forward to and that is why it has become such a crowd-puller.One of the longest routes is via NH 154 and Chamba-Pathankot Road. It is about 88 km away and takes nearly two hours and 43 minutes to reach Dalhousie. After you get on to NH 154 from Dhangu Road, turn right on Chamba-Pathankot Road.
Khajjiar is a popular hill station about 26 km from Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh. One of the 160 places in the world that bear tropical resemblance to Switzerland, Khajjiar is situated at a height of 6500 feet and bestowed with natural beauty and pleasant climate. Vast expanse of green meadows and dense forests besides vistas of majestic snow-clad Himalayan peaks make Khajjiar a popular destination among tourists. The Khajjiar Lake and Chamera Lake add to the charm of Khajjiar.
Khajjiar is also called the Gulmarg of Himachal Pradesh and serves as the starting point for treks to Chamba, Dalhousie and Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary among others. Indeed, trekking is the best way to explore Khajjiar. Zorbing, which involves rolling downhill from inside a plastic ‘zorb’, is a popular recreational activity during April and May. With its exotic flora and fauna, the Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary is a delight for nature lovers and wildlife photographers.
Not much is known about Khajjiar’s history but temples dating back to the 12th century still stand in majestic splendor here. The Khajji Naga Temple is the most sacred shine in Khajjiar. People of Khajjiar generally speak Himachali. However, almost all of them are comfortable with Hindi as well.
BY RAIL: Pathankot is the nearest railhead from Chamba, situated at the distance of around 122 kilometers. Tourist can come to Pathankot and from here, can opt for bus services or cab services, available to reach Chamba. From Pathankot, there is direct link to many big cities in India, like Amritsar, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. Another option is Dalhousie, which is around 52 km from Chamba town.
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A delegation of the Chamba District Progressive Council, led by its senior vice-president Major SC Nayyar, met Chamba Deputy Commissioner Sudesh Mokhta recently and discussed key issues, such as functioning of the proposed medical college at Chamba, construction of parking lots, preventive measures for recurring landslides in Pucca Tala hills and shifting of the bus stand.
Responding to the burning issues of the area, the DC informed the delegation that in order to make the medical college functional, the main condition of increasing the existing capacity of the regional hospital from 200 to 300 beds had been fulfilled. Mokhta said land for the construction of the medical college building had been identified. But for the time being, academic classes of the medical college would be started at Akhandchandi Palace, the DC said, adding that practical classes would be run in the hospital complex.
The DC told the delegation that funds for the medical college had been received and efforts were afoot to commence the classes with effect from August this year.Regarding the construction of parking places, the DC said vacant land from Bharmour Chowk to Dharog Mohalla would be utilised for the construction of a multi-complex to house mini secretariat, indoor sports complex and parking lot. He said funds worth Rs 1.5 crore were already lying with the local municipal council which would be utilised for the development of parking places.
Mokhta said as preventive measures for landslide at the Pucca Tala hillside, shot concreting (cement sprays) to the hill would be carried out and work would be assigned either to the PWD or the NHPC.The construction of the new bus stand was underway at the Sitla bridge which was expected to be completed shortly and the bus stand would definitely be shifted to its new complex in July this year before the famous Minjar fair, the DC said. This would save people of Chamba the problem of traffic jams, he added.The DC assured the delegation that effective steps would be taken for the beautification of the historic Chougan of Chamba.