Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate the 'Atal Tunnel' to the country today. This tunnel, made by cutting the mountains in the inaccessible plains of the Himalayas, is located at an altitude of 3,060 meters above sea level. Due to the opening of this tunnel, many such areas of Himachal Pradesh which were cut off from the rest of the country due to snowfall in winter will remain in contact throughout the year. The distance between Manali and Leh will also be reduced considerably. Currently, the journey from Manali to Leh via Rohtang Pass has to travel 474 kilometers. This distance from Atal Tunnel will be reduced to 428 km.
Talking about the specialty of this Atal tunnel, cutting edge technology has been used within this tunnel. Atal Tunnel has a fire hydrant mechanism for every 60 meters so that it can be controlled quickly in case of fire.
There is an auto accident detection system equipped with CCTV cameras every 250 meters. There is a system of air monitoring every one kilometer. Every 25 meters you will find exit and evacuation signs. A broadcasting system has been prepared for the entire tunnel.