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Rohtang Tunnel


Rohtang tunnel stone laid by Sonia Gandhi removed before opening by PM Modi: Congress

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.

9.02-km tunnel at 10,000 feet to cut Manali-Leh distance by 46 km

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.

Atal tunnel will give new strength to India's border infrastructure, says PM Modi at inauguration

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.

PM Modi to inaugurate strategic Atal Tunnel at Rohtang today

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.

Leh at the end of the tunnel

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

‘It was a question of prioritising... Plus the govt focus is to integrate all remote areas’: DG BRO on Atal Tunnel

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."

Work on Rohtang tunnel recommences to ensure its completion in September

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.

Explained: What is the Rohtang Tunnel, now named after Atal Bihari Vajpayee

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.

Rohtang Tunnel: All you need to know about the world's longest highway tunnel

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.