Atal Tunnel at Rohtang: World's Longest Tunnel at 10,000 Feet All Set Formal Opening

India | News18 | September 21, 2020, 10:57 am
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 The construction of the Atal Tunnel connecting Manali with Leh, which is the world's longest highway tunnel above 10,000 feet, has been completed in a span of 10 years whereas the original estimated time was less than six years. (Image: ANI)
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The construction of the Atal Tunnel connecting Manali with Leh, which is the world's longest highway tunnel above 10,000 feet, has been completed in a span of 10 years whereas the original estimated time was less than six years. (Image: ANI)

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 Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur visited the strategic Atal Tunnel in August. He said it would be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September end. (Image: Doordarshan)
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Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur visited the strategic Atal Tunnel in August. He said it would be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September end. (Image: Doordarshan)

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 The ambitious Atal Tunnel would provide all-weather connectivity to Leh and the forward areas of Ladakh. (Image: Twitter)
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The ambitious Atal Tunnel would provide all-weather connectivity to Leh and the forward areas of Ladakh. (Image: Twitter)

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 Atal Tunnel would be a boon to the residents of Lahaul who remain cut off from the rest of the country for nearly six months in winters due to heavy snowfall. (Image: Twitter)
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Atal Tunnel would be a boon to the residents of Lahaul who remain cut off from the rest of the country for nearly six months in winters due to heavy snowfall. (Image: Twitter)

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 The ambitious Atal Tunnel would provide all-weather connectivity to Leh and the forward areas of Ladakh. (Image: Twitter)
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The ambitious Atal Tunnel would provide all-weather connectivity to Leh and the forward areas of Ladakh. (Image: Twitter)

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 A 13.2 km long tunnel would have to be built to negotiate the 16,040-feet high Baralacha Pass and another 14.78 km-long tunnel would be required at the Lachung La Pass at 16,800 feet and the third 7.32-km long tunnel would be required at Tanglang La Pass at 17,480 feet. (Image: Twitter)
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A 13.2 km long tunnel would have to be built to negotiate the 16,040-feet high Baralacha Pass and another 14.78 km-long tunnel would be required at the Lachung La Pass at 16,800 feet and the third 7.32-km long tunnel would be required at Tanglang La Pass at 17,480 feet. (Image: Twitter)

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 While the tunnel was originally designed as 8.8 km long, fresh GPS readings taken by the BRO after the work on it was completed showed that it is 9 km in length. (Image: Twitter)
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While the tunnel was originally designed as 8.8 km long, fresh GPS readings taken by the BRO after the work on it was completed showed that it is 9 km in length. (Image: Twitter)

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 The tunnel also provides telephone facility at every 150 metres, fire hydrant at every 60 metres, emergency exit at every 500 metres, turning cavern at every 2.2 km, air quality monitoring at every 1 km, and broadcasting system and automatic incident detection system with CCTV cameras at every 250 metres. (Image: Twitter)
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The tunnel also provides telephone facility at every 150 metres, fire hydrant at every 60 metres, emergency exit at every 500 metres, turning cavern at every 2.2 km, air quality monitoring at every 1 km, and broadcasting system and automatic incident detection system with CCTV cameras at every 250 metres. (Image: Twitter)

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 Snow galleries have also been built at the approach road to the Atal Tunnel from the Manali side, and this would ensure all-weather connectivity.(Image: Twitter)
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Snow galleries have also been built at the approach road to the Atal Tunnel from the Manali side, and this would ensure all-weather connectivity.(Image: Twitter)

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 The tunnel has several user-friendly features which include an emergency escape tunnel that has been built under the main tunnel. This would provide an emergency exit in case of any untoward incident, which may render the main tunnel unusable. (Image: ANI)
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The tunnel has several user-friendly features which include an emergency escape tunnel that has been built under the main tunnel. This would provide an emergency exit in case of any untoward incident, which may render the main tunnel unusable. (Image: ANI)

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  • First Published: September 17, 2020, 6:42 pm

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