Samagra samachar service
Shimla, 1 oct.
World’s longest highway tunnel in India is ready to open.$400-million tunnel in Himachal Pradesh will cut four-hour winding trip to 10 minutes.Opening on October 3 2020.
The 9-km Atal tunnel built at an altitude of about 10,000 feet above sea level in Lahaul Spiti’s Rohtang is likely to be formally inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in coming weeks, said BRO Chief Engineer, Brigadier K P Purshothaman.
‘We are ready for its opening anytime after September 25. PM may open it in the last week of this month or first week of the next month,” Brig K P Purshothaman told .
No official confirmation has been received so far, we may get it within a couple of days, he said, adding it is also not yet clear if it would be a virtual opening due to the corona crisis or a physical one.
The Atal Tunnel built at a cost of about Rs 3,500 crore is extremely significant from the defence point ..
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