Another tunnel of 13.5 km will be built about 800 meters from Atal Tunnel Rohtang. This tunnel, built-in Rohtang under the Bilaspur-Leh rail line project, which is important from strategic, tourism, and business point of view, will be the longest tunnel of rail and roadways in the country.
Harpal Singh, the project director of Northern Railway, who reached Himachal for the spot visit, confirmed this. The project review meeting was also held in Manali under the chairmanship of Harpal Singh on Friday, the last day of the spot visit.
Scientists from Northern Railway, DRDO, IIT Roorkee, Central Institute of SASE were involved in this. The meeting discussed the rail tunnels being constructed from Barry to Leh. To protect this rail track from landslides, it has been decided to take the help of the Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) of the Central Government.
The railway team has also visited the south portal (Manali end) of the proposed Rohtang rail tunnel. It is noteworthy that the Northern Railway team came to Himachal from September 18 to 25 for a spot visit.
'Atal' tunnel now ready for inauguration
The world's highest 'Atal' tunnel is now ready for inauguration. It took ten years to build the world's longest road tunnel located at 10,000 feet. Its name is 'Atal Rohtang Tunnel'. It is named after former Prime Minister Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee. In September, the tunnel will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
5000 vehicles will be able to pass through the tunnel every day at a maximum speed of 80 kilometers per hour.
This tunnel is built at an altitude of 10 thousand feet
The length of this tunnel is nine kilometers
The construction of this tunnel has taken 10 years
Earlier the journey used to be completed in five hours, now it will be completed in 10 minutes