An iconic engineering marvel within the Himalayas, the Atal Tunnel, which connects Manali with Lahaul, has created a brand new document. The tunnel has been acknowledged because the world’s longest single tube freeway at top by London’s world ebook of information.
The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) spokesperson said that that they had acquired a certificates from the world ebook of information. The protection ministry additionally shared the message stating that the Atal Tunnel has now formally been licensed because the World’s Longest Freeway Tunnel above 10000ft by the World Guide of Data.
The tunnel has been a game-changer for Lahaul and Spiti districts because it provides secure and all-weather connectivity from distant locations to the remainder of India.
Standing at 9840ft on the south portal located close to Manali, the north portal is at Sissu within the Lahaul valley, which stands on the top of 10,171ft. The tunnel has diminished journey time between Manali and Keylong by two hours.
The tunnel was constructed at INR 3200crore and can be the world’s first tunnel that provides 4G web connectivity. There are CCTV’s positioned each 60m within the tunnel, and an emergency exit put in each 150m.