Shimla City in Himachal Pradesh
Shimla is the capital of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, in the Himalayan foothills. Once the summer capital of British India, it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Kalka-Shimla Railway, completed in 1903. It’s also known for the handicraft shops that line The Mall, a pedestrian avenue, as well as the Lakkar Bazaar, a market specializing in wooden toys and crafts.
Elevation: 2,276 m Area: 35.34 km²
Weather: 18°C, Wind SW at 8 km/h, 87% Humidity
Population: 1.7 lakhs (2011)
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How to Reach Shimla
Jubbal Hatti is the nearest airport which is about 50 km from Shimla.
Official websites of Airlines
The nearest narrow gauge and broad gauge
railheads are at Chandigarh and Ambala /Kalka.
Official website of Indian Railways
The distance from Delhi to Manali is 385 km and from Manali is 270 km. Volvo and All Type of Luxury
buses are run by HRTC and Himachal Tourism and some
Other Private Transporter regularly From Shimla, Dharamsala, Jammu, Chandigarh and Delhi.
Official website of Himachal Road Transport Corporation
Main street in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Description About Mall Road
Mall Road is the main street in Shimla, the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, India. Constructed during British colonial rule, the Mall road is located a level below the ridge. The offices of municipal corporation, fire service, and police headquarters are located here.
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.
Established in 1851, the Shimla Municipal Corporation is an elected body comprising 34 councilors (28 till 2017), five of whom are nominated by the Government of Himachal Pradesh.
The nominations are based on prominence in the fields of social service, academics and other activities. Fifty percent of seats are reserved for women. The elections take place every five years and the mayor and deputy mayor are elected by and amongst the councilors themselves. Satya Kaundal and Shailender Chauhan of BJP are the present Mayor and Deputy Mayor respectively.
The two major political parties are the Bharatiya Janata Party and Indian National Congress. Communist Party of India (Marxist) has been nearing extinction with just 1 member in current corporation.
The administrative head of the corporation is the Municipal Commissioner who is appointed by the state government.