Shimla: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dedicated the strategically important Atal Tunnel to the country. This Atal tunnel is in Rohtang (Himachal Pradesh). The distance between Leh and Manali via this tunnel will be reduced by 46 km. Through this tunnel, the troops deployed in Ladakh will remain in good contact throughout the year. This tunnel will prove to be most effective for emergencies and under special circumstances, Atal Tunnel will act as Emergency Exit.
Strategically important tunnel
The Atal Tunnel is designed like a horseshoe. The cost of construction of the double-lane tunnel is 3300 crores. It is also important for the country from the defence point of view. It has been provided with a telephone every 150 meters and a hydrant at 60 meters. Also, there is an emergency facility to get out of it every 500 meters. There is an automatic incident detection system with a broadcasting system and CCTV cameras every 250 meters.
Do you know?
- The tunnel made by piercing a mountain
- Minimum 23-degree construction was also done
- Under the exit gate main tunnel in the emergency
Exit gates are built at some distance.
- The tunnel will be open 24 hours throughout the year
- The tunnel is made according to all seasons
- snow and avalanche will have no effect
- Complete arrangements to deal with situations like fire
The enemy should be careful, it is not easy to overcome India
The distance from Manali to Leh has been reduced by 46 km due to the Atal tunnel made by cutting the hills of Pir Panjal. Apart from this, the Atal Tunnel is also an alternative route to Rohtang Pass located at 13,050 feet. It took about 5 hours to reach Lahaul and Spiti Valley from Manali Valley. But now this distance will be covered in about 10 minutes through this tunnel. That is, you should understand that it is the unwavering resolve of the new India to protect inch-by-inch land, not after Atal Tunnel after which whether China or Pakistan will think 100 times to show India their eyes.
Former PM Atal Bihar Vajpayee had a dream
In 2000, under the leadership of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the Central Government had decided to build this tunnel. The Modi government had decided to name it Atal Tunnel in his memory last year.