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The Atal Rohtang Tunnel:- World’s Longest Highway Tunnel

The Atal Rohtang Tunnel 9.02 kilometres long, the “World’s Longest Tunnel highway” over 10,000 feet joins Manali to the Lahaul-Spiti Valley throughout the year.

The Atal Rohtang Tunnel, 9.02 kilometres long, the “World’s Longest Tunnel highway” over 10,000 feet, joins Manali to the Lahaul-Spiti Valley throughout the year. The historical decision to make a tunnel below the Rohtang Pass was taken on June 3, 2000, when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the Prime Minister of India, & then PM Modi ushers in Rohtang’s Atal Tunnel on 3 Oct 2020.

The expediency research study for the Atal Tunnel was first performed in 1990. The structure rock for the access road to the south side of the Tunnel was laid on May 6, 2002. The very first blast happened in 2010, as well as the last blast in 2017. The passage was created using a drill and also blast NATM (Brand-new Austria Tunnelling Approach) strategies.

A Strategic Atal Rohtang Tunnel under the renowned Rohtang Pass is set to reduce the distance between Manali and Leh by 46 kilometres. The best component is that the World’s Longest Tunnel at 10,000 feet is lastly prepared after ten years. It took almost two decades to be functional since its conception in 2000 under the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, with its foundation stone laying on May 26, 2002.

Automobiles will certainly have the ability to take a trip at a maximum speed of 80 km/hr. The Tunnel additionally attends to a telephone every 150 metres, fire hydrants every 60 metres, and emergency gateways every 500 metres. Furthermore, there is a turning cavern every 2.2 kilometres and air high-quality tracking systems each kilometre. Broadcasting system and also incident detection system with CCTV electronic cameras are additionally positioned at every 250 metres.

The South Portal (SP) of the Atal Tunnel lies at a distance of 25 kilometres from Manali at an elevation of 3,060 metres. In contrast, the passage’s North Portal (NP) lies near town Teling, Sissu, in Lahaul Valley at an elevation of 3,071 Metres.

Atal Tunel has actually been created for a traffic density of 3000 cars daily and 1,500 trucks daily with a max speed of 80 km/hr. It has a state of the art electromechanical system, including semi transverse ventilation system.

It is additionally the nation’s very first Tunnel to have an escape tunnel within the main tunnel which would certainly provide an emergency escape in case of an unfortunate event. The Tunnel is also the first to release the Rowa flyer technology, enabling designers to operate at upside-down degrees.