Atal Tunnel (Rohtang Tunnel) is a highway tunnel built under the Rohtang Pass in the eastern Pir Panjal scope of the Himalayas on the Leh-Manali Highway in Himachal Pradesh, India At a length of 9.02 km, it is the longest passage over 10,000 feet (3,048 m) in the world and is named after former Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
The passage diminishes the movement time and generally speaking separation among Manali and Keylong while in transit to Leh. The course, which recently experienced Gramphu, was 116 km (72.1 mi) long and took 5 to 6 hours in great conditions. The explorer presently arrives at the South Portal of the passage from Manali, a separation of 24.4 km (15.2 mi) in around 50 minutes, experiences the 9.02 km (5.6 mi) long passage in around 15 minutes, and arrives at Keylong which is 37 km (23.0 mi) away in around an hour.
The new course through the passage cuts down the complete separation made a trip to 71 km (44.1 mi) which can be shrouded in around 2 hours and 5 minutes, a decrease of around 3 to 4 hours when contrasted with the prior course. Also, the passage sidesteps the vast majority of the destinations that were inclined to street barricades, torrential slides, and traffic snarls.(Source-Indianexpress)
The passage which will give an all-climate network to the Lahaul-Spiti district, will decrease the separation among Manali and Keylong by 46 km. Nonetheless, the most appropriate advantage of the passage is that it will end long term’s disengagement of the Lahaulas.
In the nearby tongue, Rohtang is otherwise called “a heap of bodies” in light of life chances associated with intersection the mountain pass during winter months.
“You will think about how much penance and agony we have suffered to hang tight for the Tunnel venture. The Rohtang pass, perhaps the hardest pass in the Pir Panchal ranges, had seen innumerable passings because of mishaps due to blizzards and torrential slides. We used to walk a 40-feet high snowfall to arrive at Manali,” reviews Nawang Soman, a 52-year-old dealer. There are couple of untold stories written in outlookindia. So, we concluded that it is not a tunnel to shortage the travelling distance but also connect one whole district to the world.