One of the world’s longest high-altitude tunnel opens in Himachal Pradesh that is built at an altitude of 3000m that is 8.8km long tunnel. The tunnel is situated at Manali-Leh highway and is known as after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
After ten years long struggle, the tunnel is currently open for vehicular movements that will soon be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi by the finish of September this season.
One of the very most important tunnels specifically for the Indian MILITARY where in fact the tunnel provides all-weather access for the Indian forces to Lahaul and the tunnel can be a significant road to provide military garrison there.
Also, the tunnel can help tourists explore the unexplored winter destination and in addition it’ll cut short the supply route for 40kms. It’ll ease traffic between Leh and Manali by reducing the travel time for about 5 hours.
Famous because of its touristic places such as for example Manali, Leh, Spiti. Himachal Pradesh is among the secluded regions to explore during peak winters since it experiences heavy snowfall through the winter months. By using this tunnel, the districts will undoubtedly be connected with other areas of Himachal through the winter season and increase tourist inflow during winter season.