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In pics | Atal Tunnel under Rohtang Pass ready: PM Modi may inaugurate world's longest high-altitude tunnel this month

The 8.8-km-long Atal Tunnel will be the world’s longest above an altitude of 3,000 metres and will reduce the distance between Manali and Leh by 46 kilometres.

September 16, 2020 / 02:31 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate the Atal Tunnel under the Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh by the end of September. (Image: ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate the Atal Tunnel under the Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh by the end of September. (Image: ANI)
In December 2019, the union government named the strategic tunnel after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in a tribute to him on his 95th birth anniversary. (Image: ANI)
In December 2019, the Union government named the strategic tunnel after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in a tribute to him on his 95th birth anniversary. (Image: ANI)
The decision to construct a strategic tunnel below the Rohtang Pass was taken on June 3, 2000, when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the prime minister. (Image: ANI)
The decision to construct a strategic tunnel below the Rohtang Pass was taken on June 3, 2000, when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the prime minister. (Image: ANI)
The 8.82-kilometre-long tunnel will be the world's longest, above an altitude of 3,000 metres and will reduce the distance between Manali and Leh by 46 km. (Image: ANI)
The 8.82-kilometre-long tunnel will be the world's longest, above an altitude of 3,000 metres and will reduce the distance between Manali and Leh by 46 km. (Image: ANI)
Once thrown open, the tunnel will provide all-weather connectivity to remote border areas of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh which otherwise remain cut-off from the rest of the country for about six months during winters. (Image: ANI)
Once thrown open, the tunnel will provide all-weather connectivity to remote border areas of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh which otherwise remain cut-off from the rest of the country for about six months during winters. (Image: ANI)
The estimated period for completion of the Atal Tunnel was less than six years but it was completed in 10 years: KP Purushothaman, Chief Engineer told news agency ANI. (Image: ANI)
The estimated period for completion of the Atal Tunnel was less than six years, but it was completed in 10 years, Chief Engineer KP Purushothaman told news agency ANI. (Image: ANI)
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first published: Sep 16, 2020 02:26 pm

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