World Longest Tunnel - Atal Tunnel

World Longest Tunnel - Atal Tunnel: Atal Tunnel (also known as Rohtang Tunnel) is a highway tunnel built under the Rohtang Pass in the eastern Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas on the Leh-Manali Highway in Himachal Pradesh, India. At a length of 9.02 km, it is the longest tunnel above 10,000 feet (3,048 m) in the world and is named after former Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

The tunnel is built between the Pir Punjab mountains of the Himalayas at an altitude of about 3000 meters above sea level with sophisticated features. The Atal Tunnel is built at an altitude of 3060 m at a distance of 25 km from South Manali, while the Northern Portal is located at an altitude of 3071 m in the Lahaul Valley near the village of Teling, Sisu.

World Longest Tunnel - Atal Tunnel

- This tunnel is the longest high-altitude tunnel in the world.

- The length of this tunnel is 9.02 km.
 
- This tunnel passes through Rohtang Pass in the Pirpanjal range of the Himalayas.
 
- Emergency export is arranged every 500 meters in the tunnel.
 
- The distance between Leh and Manali has been reduced by 46 km through the tunnel.

When former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the Prime Minister, a historic decision was taken on June 3, 2000, to build a strategic tunnel under Rohtang. The foundation stone of the access road to the south portal of the tunnel was laid on 26 May 2002.

The benefit of Atal Tunnel
The two-lane tunnel, shaped like a horseshoe, has an 8-meter-wide road and a height of 5,525 meters, officials said. Built at a cost of Rs 3300 crore, this tunnel is very important for the defense of the country. The Atal Tunnel is designed for 3,000 cars and 1,500 trucks a day. The maximum speed of vehicles will be 80 kilometers per hour.

List of longest tunnels  
This list of longest tunnels ranks tunnels that are at least 13 km (8.1 mi) long. Only continuous tunnels are included. Pipelines, even those that are buried, are excluded. The longest tunnels have been constructed for water distribution, followed by tunnels for railways.

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