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The Rohtang tunnel, named Atal Tunnel, after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is set for inauguration. It will reduce the distance between Manali and Leh by 46km.(HT file photo)

World’s longest highway tunnel above 10,000 feet connecting Manali with Leh ready after 10 years

Asian News International, Manali | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 05:17 PM IST
The 9.2-km Atal Tunnel across the Rohtang Pass was a challenging project and work was undertaken from two ends; the original deadline was less than six years but it took 10 years for construction to be completed
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