Atal Tunnel Rohtang – world’s Longest high road Altitude tunnel , Strategic importance of Atal tunnel,Most important questions related Atal tunnel
So, in this article we are going to learn about the Atal Tunnel. We will discuss here each and everything regarding this tunnel briefly first then we will also cover the most important points that will help you guys in upcoming exams.
So, let’s get started.
Atal tunnel, Rohtang: –
|Atal Tunnel Rohtang|
Atal tunnel is a highway tunnel build in between Leh and Manali. This tunnel is located in Manali of Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh State. This tunnel is built under Rohtang Pass Due to which it was previously know as Rohtang tunnel. But on December 25, 2019 it was named Atal tunnel in the memory of our former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
This tunnel Came under Eastern Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas. This Tunnel is located at the elevation of 3,100 metres (10,171 feet) and due to which it will be the longest road tunnel in India. And also, be the World’s Longest Highway tunnel above the altitude of 10,171 feet.
Need of Atal tunnel Rohtang –
There are two routes to Ladakh , one is Leh-Manali Highway through Rohtang pass , due to the heavy snowfall in winter this route got blocked and open for four months in a year for road traffic and the other one route is Srinagar- Drass-Kargil-Leh Highway through Zoji La pass which also remain blocked for four months a year due to heavy snowfall in winter month.
And these two routes are most important for Indian Army, because through these routes the military supplies are feed to the sub-sectors in the west facing Siachen Glacier and Aksai Chin.
And due to these blocked routes, it become difficult to provide the food and other essential thing supply to our Solders. So, to solve this problem it was decided to build a tunnel to connect Leh to Manali. A 14Km long tunnel was planned to be built under Zoji la Pass but later on this plan was closed and then the plan of Rohtang Tunnel project was proposed.
So, this is the reason of the need of this tunnel.
History of Atal Tunnel Project / Genesis of the Atal Tunnel Project.
A feasibility study of the project was carried out in May 1990, then the Geological report was Submitted After 14 years in June 2004.