World’s longest freeway tunnel connecting Manali to Leh below the Rohtang Pass within the jap Pir Panjal vary of Himalayas on the Leh-Manali freeway is now ready after 10 years. The tunnel is at a top of over 10,000 ft. The Atal tunnel has been constructed in a span of 10 years whereas the unique estimated time to finish it was lower than 6 years.
Atal Tunnel connecting Manali to Leh now ready | All you’ll want to know
- It’s the world’s highest tunnel located at a top of over 10,000 metres.
- The whole size of the tunnel is 9.02 km (5.6 miles).
- Named after late and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
- The tunnel will cut back the space between Manali and Leh by as much as 46 kms.
- It may even cut back the journey time by upto Four hours.
- The building of the tunnel was carried out from two sides, given the truth that the development of the tunnel from one of many ends, Rohtang Pass, was one of many challening duties it its accessible just for 4-5 months in a yr, as a consequence of heavy snowfall.
- CCTV cameras have been put in at a distance of each 60 metres contained in the tunnel.
- There are additionally emergency exits contained in the tunnel at each 500 metres.
- Fire hydrants have additionally been put in contained in the tunnel in case of any fireplace incident.
- The induction and de-induction of assets was a tough activity whereas it was below building. We did face lots of challenges however collectively we have been capable of full its building. The tunnel’s width is 10.5 metres, together with footpath of 1 metre on either side,” said KP Purushothaman.
- The tunnel is a strategic all-weather tunnel at an altitude above 10,000 feet and is 9 km long. The tunnel is named after the former Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee.