One of many world’s longest high-altitude tunnel opens in Himachal Pradesh which is constructed at an altitude of 3000m which is 8.8km lengthy tunnel. The tunnel is positioned at Manali-Leh freeway and is known as after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
After a decade lengthy wrestle, the tunnel is now open for vehicular actions which can quickly be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi by the top of September this yr.
One of the vital vital tunnels particularly for the Indian Armed Forces the place the tunnel supplies all-weather entry for the Indian forces to Lahaul and the tunnel will turn out to be an vital street to provide army garrison there.
Additionally, the tunnel will assist vacationers discover the unexplored winter vacation spot and likewise it’ll lower quick the provision route for 40kms. It would ease visitors between Manali and Leh by decreasing the journey time for round 5 hours.
Well-known for its touristic locations corresponding to Manali, Leh, Spiti. Himachal Pradesh is among the secluded areas to discover throughout peak winters because it experiences heavy snowfall in the course of the winter months. With the assistance of this tunnel, the districts can be linked with different components of Himachal in the course of the winter months and enhance vacationer influx throughout winter months.