Atal Tunnel : Atal Tunnel is also known as Leh Manali Rohtang Tunnel. The Atal Tunnel is built on the Leh-Manali highway in the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh. It has been constructed on a highway under the Rohtang Pass in the Eastern Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas. The length of the Atal Tunnel is 9.02 km i.e. 5.6 miles.

Leh Manali Rohtang Atal Tunnel
Leh Manali Rohtang Atal Tunnel

Atal Tunnel is the highest altitude tunnel in the world. It is built 10,000 feet (3,048 m) above sea level. The distance between Manali and Leh has been reduced by 46 km (28.6 mi) due to the construction of the Atal Tunnel . This tunnel will save 4 to 5 hours of travel time between Manali and Leh.

The tunnel is named after former Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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Atal Tunnel Overview

Tunnel Name Atal Tunnel / Leh Manali Rohtang Tunnel
Road Type Highway Tunnel
Route Manali to Leh
Location Himachal Pradesh, India
Construction Started 28 June 2010
inauguration 3 October 2020
Tunnel Operator BRO
Traffic Type Road Vehicles
Tunnel Length 9.02 km
No. of lanes 2
Traffic Direction 2
Vehicle Speed 40 to 80 km/h
Tunnel Width 10 metres
Status Active
Atal Tunnel : World’s longest highway tunnel Overview
World longest highway tunnel, Atal Tunnel
World longest highway tunnel, Atal Tunnel
Atal Tunnel Entry Point
Atal Tunnel Entry Point