Atal Tunnel,Rohtang,India Gets Included By World Book Of Records As Longest Highway Tunnel
Atal Tunnel of Rohtang, India has been included by World Book of Records - London as Longest Highway Tunnel at an Altitude above 10,000 feet was constructed by Border Roads Organisation, Ministry of Defence, India. The certificate of inclusion was presented to Lieutenant General Rajeev Chaudhry, Director General Border Roads (DGBR) by Dr. Diwakar Sukul (Chairman,World Book of Records - London). This was informed by Shri Santosh Shukla, Supreme Court, Advocate (President, World Book of Records). Significantly, Atal Tunnel was dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 3, 2020. The 9.02 km long, strategically significant, Atal Tunnel, that runs under the 'Rohtang Pass' was constructed on the Manali - Leh Highway under the challenging conditions of freezing temperatures in extremely difficult terrain. Construction of this tunnel has reduced the distance on Manali - Sarchu road by 46 km and travel time by four to five hours, providing all-weather connectivity on the Manali - Leh axis.