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PM Modi to inaugurate Manali-Leh Tunnel: Some Interesting and Unknown facts to know about Atal Tunnel

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PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Manali-Leh Tunnel on October 3, 2020. It’s the world’s longest underground highway. The 9 km lengthy tunnel will link Manali to Lahaul-Spiti valley. The curtains for Atal Tunnel might be raised at 10 am in Manali. PM Modi will take part in two functions at Sissu in Lahaul Spiti and at Solang Valley.

The historic determination to construct a strategic tunnel underneath the Rohtang pass was taken by the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in June 2000. The Atal Tunnel is a strategically necessary construction and is anticipated to give a significant boost to tourism in Lahaul-Spiti, thus creating employment alternatives.

It has some excessive tech installations corresponding to an air quality monitor at each km, telephone connections at each 150 meter in case of emergency

Listed here are some interesting and Unknown facts about the Manali-Leh longest tunnel.

Interesting and Unknown facts to know about the Atal Tunnel- the world’s longest underground highway

Atal Tunnel is constructed at an altitude of 3000 meters (10,000 feet) above imply sea level with extremely-modern details within the Pir Panjal range of Himalayas

Additionally it is the first tunnel to deploy the Rowa flyer technology, which permits engineers to work at inverted levels.

Escape tunnels are constructed individually along the main tunnel globally. It’s the nation’s first tunnel to have an escape tunnel inside the main tunnel due to the topography

The 9-Km lengthy Atal Tunnel will join Manali to Lahaul-Spiti valley round the year.

Atal Tunnel will decrease the journey time by 4 to 5 hours and the highway distance by 46 km between Manali and Leh

The tunnel-Highway is 8 metres with an overhead clearance of 5.525 metres. It’s 10.5-metre huge and has a 3.6 x 2.25-metre fireproof emergency exit tunnel in the main tunnel

Atal Tunnel is designed for traffic density of up to 3000 vehicles per day and 1500 trucks per day with a max speed of 80 km/hr

Atal Tunnel has entry limitations at both portals. It has an auto incident detection system with CCTV cameras put in at every 250 metres

The tunnel will facilitate all-weather connectivity to distant border areas of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh

The 9-km lengthy Manali-Leh took a time of 10 years for its construction with an estimated price of Rs 3,500 crore

The tunnel took 14,508 metric tonnes of steel; 2,37,596 metric tonnes of cement and the brand new Austrian tunnelling technique for building

The Atal Tunnel has the ability of a fire hydrant at each 60 metres, an emergency exit on each 500 metres, a turning cavity at each 2.2 km, evacuation lighting, and a broadcasting system

On December 24, 2019, the central government underneath the leadership of PM Narendra Modi took the choice to title the Rohtang tunnel as Atal Tunnel so as to honour the former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his ninety-fifth birth anniversary.

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