The Manali-Led road is now shortened by 46 km. One of the world's most challenging engineering endeavors, the Atal Rohtang Pass highway tunnel is finally open to the public after ten years of hard work and struggle. The tunnel, which is the longest highway tunnel … Powered by Indiatimes Lifestyle Network. While inaugurating PM Modi said taht it's a historic day as not only dream of Atal ji realised but also decades-long wait of people of Himachal is over. It has the state-of-the-art electromechanical system including semi transverse ventilation system, SCADA controlled firefighting, illumination, and monitoring system. Atal tunnel will give new strength to India’s border infrastructure, says PM Modi at inauguration 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. It was previously referred to as Rohtang Tunnel, however, PM Modi led government in December 2019 decided to name it Atal Tunnel in memory of the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Just within 72 hours after the inauguration of this tunnel, we have reports of motorists causing accidents in the tunnel. Atal Tunnel cuts distance between Manali and Leh by 46 km and travel time by 5 hours. After the inauguration, he said the tunnel … Atal Tunnel Inauguration: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the much-awaited Atal Tunnel in Rohtang, Himachal Pradesh today. Atal Tunnel is the longest highway tunnel in the World. The images were shared by a Twitter user named Sahil Pednekar; he wrote in the caption, ‘Drop dead gorgeous views enroute. Updated: Oct 03, 2020, 09.17 AM IST. The Atal Rohtang tunnel is scheduled to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi by the end of September. The Atal tunnel is situated at an altitude of 3000 meters (10,000 Feet) from the Mean Sea Level (MSL) in Rohtang Pass in the Pir Panjal range of Himalayas and is built with ultra-modern specifications. The Atal Tunnel is the longest highway tunnel in the world (9.02-km), built at an altitude of 3,000 meters. The Rohtang Tunnel, also known as the Atal Tunnel after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, built at 3,000 metre above the sea level between Himachal Pradesh's Manali has been inaugurated by PM Modi. It is located at 10,000 feet. The tunnel is named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and is said to be the World's longest highway tunnel, taking nearly 20 years to be functional since the time of conception in 2000 under Atal Bihari Vajpayee government with its foundation stone laying in 2002. Atal Tunnel inauguration by PM Narendra Modi in September end: Himachal Pradesh CM to BRO In Himachal Pradesh, coronavirus test on all with influenza-like … PM Modi to inaugurate strategic Atal Tunnel at Rohtang today; PM Modi to inaugurate strategic Atal Tunnel at Rohtang today 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 … During the inauguration, also be accompanied by Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Union Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur. Manali (Himachal Pradesh) [India], October 2 (ANI): All preparations have been completed for the inauguration of the Atal Tunnel, the world's longest highway tunnel, on October 3, said Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur on Friday. Lt Gen Harpal Singh was clicked explaining PM Modi about the entire process on how the 9.02 km long tunnel connection Manali and Leh was built. 01-10-2020. Atal Tunnel is the longest highway tunnel in the world and reduces the … Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled for the inauguration of Atal Tunnel Rohtang located in Manali in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur in his 74th Independence Day speech in Kullu said, “Rohtang tunnel was Vajpayee’s vision and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate it to the nation in September.”. 10 years of hard work paid offThe Rohtang Atal tunnel, ready after 10 years of hard work of the country's engineers and laborers, is ready for inauguration. Three Accidents In Atal Rohtang Tunnel In 72 Hours Since Inauguration Hundreds of tourists and motorists have taken to over-speeding and racing through the newly inaugurated Atal Rohtang Tunnel. The Atal Rohtang tunnel is scheduled to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi by the end of September. Atal Tunnel, at more than 9 km length, is the longest highway tunnel in the world. The tunnel connects Manali in Kullu district to Lahaul-Spiti district. It will also cater to Lahaul-Spiti in Himachal Pradesh during winters. Have you read these stories? The tunnel was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rohtang on Saturday. The #AtalTunnel will solve a major problem of connectivity in the region. PM Modi halted his speech for a while and instructed his medical team to assist the security personnel. The students must learn how this tunnel was built," said PM Modi at the inauguration of Atal Tunnel, Rohtang. … The other route into Ladakh is through the Zojila Pass which connects the Kashmir Valley with Drass. Atal Tunnel Inauguration: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the much-awaited Atal Tunnel in Rohtang, Himachal Pradesh today. New Delhi, October 1: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the strategically important all-weather Atal Tunnel, the world’s longest highway tunnel, at Rohtang in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday. Copyright © 2020 Times Internet Limited. The Rs 3,200 crore project was announced by Atal Bihari Vajpayee on June 3, 2000, and was given to the Border Roads Organisation (BRO). “The inauguration of Atal Tunnel under the adverse conditions we faced last year specifically COVID-19 is a testament to the determination of … Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Atal Tunnel at Rohtang in Himachal Pradesh at 10 am on Saturday. Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated a webinar on Atal Rohtang Tunnel on Jan 11 that was organised by Border Road Organisation (BRO). It has several salient features and will further ‘Ease of Living’ for local citizens. The tunnel was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rohtang on Saturday. Atal Tunnel was finally inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday morning to enable travellers to reach from Manali to Leh and Ladakh throughout the year. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during the inauguration of Atal tunnel, world's longest highway tunnel, in Manali. The inauguration of the Atal Tunnel was finally completedThe new tunnel at Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh brought Ladakh closer. It will also cater to Lahaul-Spiti in Himachal Pradesh during winters. After almost a decade, the longest high-altitude road tunnel has now been built completely. Thanks to it, movement of goods to and from Lahaul will be easy. It is supposed to make sure that there is uninterrupted traffic between Manali and Leh throughout the year. Manali (Himachal Pradesh) [India], October 2 (ANI): All preparations have been completed for the inauguration of the Atal Tunnel, the world's longest highway tunnel, on October 3, said Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur on Friday. New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday (October 2) visited the ‘Atal Tunnel, Rohtang’ along with Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur and reviewed the preparations for the inaugural function on October 3. Rohtang: BRO puts finishing touches to Atal Tunnel ahead of inauguration Originally designed as a 8.8-km long tunnel and named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in a tribute to him on his 95th birth anniversary, fresh GPS readings taken by the BRO after the work on it was completed showed that it was 9 km in length. In the images, the Atal Rohtang tunnel seems well built and almost ready for use. Atal Tunnel Inauguration: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the much-awaited Atal tunnel today in Rohtang, Himachal Pradesh. Will also join public programmes in Sissu in Lahaul Spiti and at Solang Valley. The function will be held at 10am, said a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office. Built by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) the 9.02 km long Atal tunnel is the longest high-altitude highway tunnel in the world. To ensure safety, the Atal Tunnel has entry barriers at both portals (north and south), telephone connections at every 150 metres, fire hydrant systems at every 60 metres, evacuation lighting, air quality monitoring every 1 km and exit signs at every 25 metres, emergency exit at every 500 metres and broadcasting system and automatic incident detection system with CCTV cameras every 250 metres. However, the date has not been finalsed … Atal Rohtang tunnel has been named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The Atal Tunnel will also hold significance from a strategic point of view as it will bring the areas along the LAC closer and accessible through our the year. At a length of 9.02 km, it is the longest tunnel above 10,000 feet (3,048 m) in the world and is named after former Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Base coat of paint given inside tunnels. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Atal Tunnel in Himachal Pradesh’s Rohtang on Saturday, which connects Solang Valley near Manali to Sissu in Lahaul and Spiti district. PM Modi said the inauguration of the Atal Tunnel not only fulfilled the dreams of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee but the decades-old wait of crores of people of Himachal Pradesh. The then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had inaugurated the approach road to Atal Tunnel in 2002, but the project was almost forgotten after his government was gone, Modi said . Update: The Rohtang Tunnel, also known as the Atal Tunnel after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, built at 3,000 metre above the sea level between Himachal Pradesh's Manali has been inaugurated by PM Modi. Drop dead gorgeous views enroute. Built at a cost of about Rs 3,300 crore, the BRO had to overcome a number of challenges including weather, terrain and geological constraints to build the tunnel. The strategically important all-weather tunnel is … Inauguration of Atal Tunnel Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the tunnel at 10 AM on Saturday. The Atal Tunnel has the state of the art electromechanical system including semi transverse ventilation system, SCADA controlled firefighting, illumination and monitoring system. This is the first tunnel in India to have an escape tunnel within the main tunnel. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the Atal Tunnel at Rohtang at an altitude of above 3,000 metres in Himachal Pradesh. Also read: Atal Bihari Vajpayee's Life, Political Career & Achievements, Atal tunnel #rohtangpass #dailyhimachal pic.twitter.com/qdU5tT9yJc. Thakur reviews arrangements for Atal Tunnel's inauguration by PM Statesman News Service. Tags: atal tunnel atal tunnel foundation stone atal tunnel inauguration atalr rohtang tunnel congress Foundation stone Himachal Pradesh jai ram thakur lahaul spiti district Rohtang Sonia Gandhi UPA; First Published: October 13, 2020, 09:13 IST Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to inaugurate the tunnel in Rohtang on October 3, at 10 am. The Atal Tunnel is a horse-shoe shaped single tube double lane 9.02-km-long tunnel that goes under the Rohtang Pass in the eastern … Atal Tunnel (also known as Rohtang Tunnel) is a highway tunnel built under the Rohtang Pass in the eastern Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas on the Leh-Manali Highway in Himachal Pradesh, India. Three Accidents In Atal Rohtang Tunnel In 72 Hours Since Inauguration Hundreds of tourists and motorists have taken to over-speeding and racing through the newly inaugurated Atal Rohtang Tunnel. Atal Tunnel is also going to give a fresh boost to India’s border infrastructure. WATCH | First Indian Army convoy passes through newly-inaugurated Atal Tunnel The Border Roads Organisation (BRO), a wing of the Defence Ministry that excavated the tunnel at an altitude of 3,000 … Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, 3 October, inaugurated the Atal Tunnel beneath the Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today inaugurate the strategically important all-weather Atal Tunnel in Rohtang, the longest highway tunnel in the world. The Atal Tunnel will have all-weather connectivity between Manali to Lahaul-Spiti valley which was earlier cut off for six months of the year due to excessive snowfall in the region. It is “world’s longest highway” tunnel and is … While inaugurating PM Modi said taht it's a historic day as not only dream of Atal ji realised but also decades-long wait of people of Himachal is over. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi shall inaugurate Atal Tunnel, Rohtang at 10 AM on 3 rd October 2020. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inaugurated world’s longest highway tunnel in Himachal Pradesh recently. The Atal Rohtang tunnel is scheduled to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi by the end of September. Atal rohtang tunnel.Oh Yes!!!! Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to inaugurate the tunnel in Rohtang on October 3, at 10 am. PM Modi said the inauguration of the Atal Tunnel not only fulfilled the dreams of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee but the decades-old wait of crores of people of Himachal Pradesh. The Atal Tunnel, which reduces the distance between Manali and Leh by … The tunnel is one of the two routes into Ladakh; the route will also be used to resupply the military garrison there. He continued saying, "I want the Ministry of External Affairs to invite some universities for case studies on this tunnel. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to inaugurate the tunnel in Rohtang on October 3, at 10 am. 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