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Atal Tunnel inaugurated

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  • Published
    10th Oct, 2020
  • Indian Prime Minister recently inaugurated the World’s longest Highway tunnel – Atal Tunnel.
  • Location: Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh
  • Constructed by: Border Roads Organisation (BRO)
  • The 9.02 Km long tunnel connects Manali to Lahaul-Spiti valley throughout the year.
  • Earlier the valley was cut off for about 6 months each year owing to heavy snowfall.
  • The tunnel reduces the road distance by 46 Kms between Manali and Leh and the time by about 4 to 5 hours.
  • It will provide all weather connectivity to remote border areas of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh.
  • It would also reduce the distance between Manali and Keylong by 3-4 hours.
  • Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee laid the foundation of the approach road for this tunnel in 2002.