Prime Minister Modi will inaugurate the world's longest highway tunnel shortly. within the winter, this tunnel connecting eastern Ladakh with the entire of India has been named 'Atal Tunnel'. Prime Minister Narendra Modi goes to inaugurate this Atal tunnel today . The work of this 9-km tunnel in Kullu Manali and Lahaul-Spiti districts of Himachal Pradesh was happening for the last 10 years.
The Atal tunnel connects Manali to Leh. this is often the longest highway tunnel within the world, which is quite ten thousand feet long . there's a CCTV camera installed within the tunnel every 60 meters while there's an fire escape every 500 meters. thanks to the short distance between Manali and Leh from the tunnel, four hours are going to be saved. Fire hydrants have also been installed inside the tunnel within the event of a fireplace .
With the development of this tunnel, the Lahaul-Spiti area of Himachal Pradesh and therefore the entire Ladakh will now be connected to the remainder of the country for 12 months. Because Rohtang-Pas (Pass) was closed to heavy snowfall during the winter season, due to this tunnel the highway to Ladakh via Lahaul-Spiti was closed for 6 months. But now, becoming irreversible tunnel will get obviate it.
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