October 13, 2020 5:40 pm
In a letter to Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, state Congress president Kuldeep Singh Thakur said Gandhi had laid the foundation stone on June 28, 2010 in the presence of the then CM Prem Kumar Dhumal and Union minister Virbhadra Singh.
October 04, 2020 2:30 am
The tunnel cuts short the distance between Manali and Leh by around 46 km, and saves several hours of travel time.
October 03, 2020 5:45 pm
The Tunnel, which would earlier take nearly 4 hours to travel between Solang Valley and Sissu, cuts through a mountain west of the Rohtang La and will now shorten the distance between the two points by around 46 km and will take around 15 minutes to cover.
October 03, 2020 9:51 am
The double-laned tunnel — one of the longest road tunnels in the country — can handle around 3,000 cars and 1,500 trucks per day, with a maximum speed of 80 km per hour.
October 03, 2020 12:53 pm
Winter is coming. But, for the first time, Lahaul, one of Himachal’s coldest inhabited places, and the Army that uses a route through it to the strategic front in Ladakh are not counting the hours. The Sunday Express reports on the four-decade wait and the engineering triumphs leading to the Atal Tunnel at Rohtang Pass, which is set to be inaugurated by PM Modi this month
September 06, 2020 12:30 am
Lt Gen Harpal Singh, Director General, BRO: "Of course, there are strategic advantages of this tunnel as it will increase the accessibility to Ladakh, but then we are also completing a road project on Darcha-Padam-Nimu axis with the same aim."
May 05, 2020 3:22 pm
The tunnel will reduce the distance between Manali and Leh by 46 kilometres, and save crores of rupees in transport costs.
December 25, 2019 7:31 pm
Cutting through the mighty Pir Panjal range, the Rohtang tunnel will reduce the distance between Manali and Leh by 46 kilometres, and save crores of rupees in transport costs. It will also provide all-weather connectivity to remote border areas of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh.
November 26, 2019 6:56 am
A 3,000-member team of contractual workers and 650 regular employees of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) have been working in shifts through 24 hours on the Rohtang Tunnel project.