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The incident took place on Saturday, the police said on Sunday.(Representational)

Police orders inquiry after video of cop beating man inside Atal tunnel goes viral

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Shimla
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 05:49 AM IST
In the video, seen by HT, the officer on duty can been seen kicking the man, who is seen squatting, inside the tunnel as the traffic moved slowly. The incident is said to have taken place on Saturday.
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For the first time since it was opened for vehicular traffic, the tunnel witnessed a record single-day inflow of 5,450 vehicles on Sunday.(PTI PHOTO.)
For the first time since it was opened for vehicular traffic, the tunnel witnessed a record single-day inflow of 5,450 vehicles on Sunday.(PTI PHOTO.)

Atal Tunnel sees highest single-day traffic, 5,450 vehicles cross from both ends

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Shimla
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 03:48 PM IST
On Monday, over 5000 vehicles crossed the Atal Tunnel Rohtang (ATR) from both ends.
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An apple orchard after fresh snowfall covered the hills with a white blanket in the upper Shimla area on Saturday.(HT Photo)
An apple orchard after fresh snowfall covered the hills with a white blanket in the upper Shimla area on Saturday.(HT Photo)

Atal Tunnel closed again after heavy snowfall in higher reaches of Himachal

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2020 12:56 PM IST
Weather will remain clear from Sunday to Thursday, says meteorological department
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Tourists are thronging Lahaul-Spiti valley, opening up possibilities of income generation through homestays.(HT photo)
Tourists are thronging Lahaul-Spiti valley, opening up possibilities of income generation through homestays.(HT photo)

Atal Tunnel the way to income generation through homestays: HP govt

By Gaurav.Bisht | Hindustan Times, Shimla, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2020 05:33 PM IST
Traditional architecture of the state will be promoted and all plans will be made with due consideration to the state’s fragile ecology even as the tourist rush is a cause for worry, it has been learnt
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The 9.02-km Atal Tunnel across the Rohtang Pass provides all-weather connectivity between Manali and Lahaul-Spiti districts in Himachal Pradesh. It took a decade for the tunnel to be completed.(HT file photo)
The 9.02-km Atal Tunnel across the Rohtang Pass provides all-weather connectivity between Manali and Lahaul-Spiti districts in Himachal Pradesh. It took a decade for the tunnel to be completed.(HT file photo)

Foundation stone laid by Sonia Gandhi at Atal Tunnel goes missing, Congress threatens agitation

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 10:37 AM IST
Himachal Pradesh Congress chief Kuldeep Singh Rathore alleged that the plaque bearing party president Sonia Gandhi’s name was removed from the tunnel ahead of its inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 3
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A Truck loaded with potatoes over turned mid way between Solang Nullah and Dhundhi near Atal tunnel. A car was also caught up in the accident .(HT Photo)
A Truck loaded with potatoes over turned mid way between Solang Nullah and Dhundhi near Atal tunnel. A car was also caught up in the accident .(HT Photo)

‘Reckless tourists’: Officials state cause of 3 accidents in 3 days in Atal Tunnel

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Shimla/Dharmshala
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 12:48 PM IST
The accidents have led to the decision to deploy security personnel for management of traffic in the tunnel.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating the Atal Tunnel as defence minister Rajnath Singh, Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur, chief of defence staff General Bipin Rawat and army chief General MM Naravane look on at Rohtang near Manali on Saturday.(PTI photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating the Atal Tunnel as defence minister Rajnath Singh, Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur, chief of defence staff General Bipin Rawat and army chief General MM Naravane look on at Rohtang near Manali on Saturday.(PTI photo)

Atal Tunnel is a symbol of Atmanirbhar Bharat, will strengthen border infrastructure: PM Modi

By Gaurav Bisht | Hindustan Times, Shimla
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 03:04 PM IST
ENGINEERING FEAT The 9.02-km Atal Tunnel running under the 13,050-ft Rohtang Pass on the Manali-Leh axis is the highest motorable highway tunnel in the world.
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A IAF C-130 J Hercules lands at DBO airstrip in 2013. The strip was activated by the Indian Air Force in 2008 and the government was informed on return.
A IAF C-130 J Hercules lands at DBO airstrip in 2013. The strip was activated by the Indian Air Force in 2008 and the government was informed on return.

PM Modi rues lack of strategic vision of past regimes for poor border infrastructure | Analysis

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 03:32 PM IST
With the on-going stand-off between Indian Army and Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in east Ladakh in mind, PM Modi took the example of 16,800 feet high airstrip at Daulet Beg Oldi post near the Karakoram Pass which could not be activated due to lack of political will from 1965 to 2008.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(ANI)

Atal Tunnel will connect youth of Lahaul-Spiti youth to many employment opportunities: PM Modi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 01:38 PM IST
“With the construction of Atal Tunnel, the farmers of Lahaul-Spiti and Pangi, people associated with horticulture, cattle-rearers, students and traders will be benefitted,” PM Modi said during his address in Sissu.
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh along with Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur.(PTI)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh along with Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur.(PTI)

No other tunnel of this length at this height: Himachal CM Jai Ram Thakur on Atal Tunnel

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 11:51 AM IST
Thakur made the comments after the 9.02km tunnel was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Rohtang.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI)

Border areas connectivity is directly related to security issues, says PM Modi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 11:54 AM IST
The 9.02km Atal Tunnel is the longest tunnel built at an altitude of 3,000 meters.
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Security personnel stand guard outside Atal tunnel on Manali-Leh national highway.(PTI)
Security personnel stand guard outside Atal tunnel on Manali-Leh national highway.(PTI)

Supplied 9,000 tonnes of steel for Atal Tunnel: SAIL

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar | New Delhi, Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 10:38 AM IST
The 9.02 km long tunnel connects Manali to Lahaul-Spiti valley, ensuring connectivity throughout the year. The valley was earlier cut off for about six months every year due to heavy snowfall.       
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the inauguration of Atal Tunnel in Manali on Saturday.(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the inauguration of Atal Tunnel in Manali on Saturday.(PTI Photo)

PM Modi questions previous regimes over Ladakh’s Daulat Beg Oldi, says they compromised on security

By hindutsantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 02:46 PM IST
Atal Tunnel, inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi, reduces the road distance by 46km between Manali and Leh and the travel time by about four to five hours.
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Several workers are seen giving final touches to the Atal Tunnel in this file photo ahead of its inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.(Aqil Khan /HT Photo)
Several workers are seen giving final touches to the Atal Tunnel in this file photo ahead of its inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.(Aqil Khan /HT Photo)

Single tube double lane tunnel, horseshoe-shaped: 10 things about Atal Tunnel

By hindustantimes.com | Kaleem Ullah Fasihi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 09:50 AM IST
Defence minister Rajnath Singh visited the Atal Tunnel on Friday along with Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jairam Thakur and reviewed the preparations for the inaugural function of Atal Tunnel.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Atal Tunnel in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday.(ANI File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Atal Tunnel in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday.(ANI File Photo)

PM Modi to inaugurate 9.02km Atal Tunnel connecting Manali to Lahaul-Spiti valley

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 09:23 AM IST
Atal Tunnel reduces the road distance by 46km between Manali and Leh.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi may address a gathering after the inaugurating the tunnel at Sissu or Keylong in Lahaul. He would flag off a bus through the tunnel, too.(HT file photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi may address a gathering after the inaugurating the tunnel at Sissu or Keylong in Lahaul. He would flag off a bus through the tunnel, too.(HT file photo)

PM likely to open Atal Tunnel at Himachal’s Rohtang Pass on October 3

By Gaurav Bisht | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2020 06:30 AM IST
LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL 9.2-km tunnel will bring down distance between Manali and Leh by 46km, will facilitate movement of troops to Indo-China border besides providing all-weather connectivity to tribal Lahaul-Spiti district
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