“Sometimes life appears a dark tunnel with no lightweight at the end. As a result, if you keep moving forward, you may find yourself in a very higher place.”
On 25th Dec 2019, ROHTANG TUNNEL was formally rename as the ATAL TUNNEL. The 9.02 km long tunnel is given name after prime minister of Asian nation Atal Sanskrit Vajpayee. It passes underneath Rohtang pass within the jap Pir Panjal vary on the Leh–Manali road.
The world’s longest highway tunnel is on top of 10,000ft. This tunnel is one of the longest road tunnels in the country. The development of this Atal tunnel connecting Manali with Lahaul & Spiti valley throughout the year.
Why this tunnel is unique?:-
Development of this tunnel has been completed in a very span of ten years by the Border Roads Organization (BRO).
The estimated amount for the completion of this tunnel was around under vi years. There are CCTV cameras within the tunnel at every sixty meters. And emergency exists at every five hundred meters within the tunnel.
This tunnel can scale back the space of journey between Manali & Leh by 6km and 4 hours may be saved.
Features of this tunnel:-
Although during this tunnel, 5 hydrants have additionally been put in in case of any fireplace incident. The induction and de-induction of resources in the building of this tunnel was a troublesome task within the construction.
This tunnel’s breadth is one0.5 meters, as well as the path of 1 metre on each the sides.
Atal tunnel project director commissioned military officer Parikshit Mehra. Aforesaid that several specialists operating at intervals the team were of opinion that alignment of tunnel ought to be changed.
‘We have had this dream to attach LEH and this was the primary step to the current property ladder. This tunnel was a difficult project, we tend to function from 2 ends. the opposite ends were in the north. Across the ROHTANG pass that was accessible just for 5 months in a very year.’
Not one casualty has been reportable throughout construction add of these years.
Basic facts of this tunnel:-
9.02km (length) 10.5metres (width) 5.52metres (height)
Manpower (750 permanent engineers and other technicians) 2,000 and other workers.
Rs 3,200 large integer cost
Daily traffic estimate: 3,000 (cars) 1,500 (trucks).
‘’There is also no lightweight at the top of the tunnel. However, there’s definitely enough air, enough gas for you to stay going. And you want to keep going, as a result of that’s your duty.”
AUTHOR – Ojas Singh Visen