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Finishing touches being given to the Atal Tunnel under Rohtang Pass before the inauguration slated for Saturday.(Aqil Khan/HT)
Finishing touches being given to the Atal Tunnel under Rohtang Pass before the inauguration slated for Saturday.(Aqil Khan/HT)

Friendship that bridged tunnel of hope at Rohtang

By Gaurav Bisht and Naresh Thakur | Hindustan Times, Shimla/Dharamshala
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 05:37 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will open the 9.2-km Atal Tunnel, named after ex-PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, on October 3 under the 13,050-ft Rohtang Pass, paving the way for round-the-year road connectivity to strategic Ladakh besides ending the six-month winter exile of residents of Himachal’s Lahaul and Spiti district
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The tunnel was discovered on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba sector.(HT PHOTO)
The tunnel was discovered on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba sector.(HT PHOTO)

BSF to lodge protest with Pakistan Rangers, show photographic evidence of tunnel

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria| Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, Jammu
PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2020 07:35 PM IST
A top BSF officer said the trans-border tunnel that originated in Pakistan was being dug from about 500 yards of a Pakistan Rangers’ post.
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A 20-feet long and three-to-four-feet wide tunnel has been found in the Indian territory near the International Border in the Basantar area of Samba.(HT Photo)
A 20-feet long and three-to-four-feet wide tunnel has been found in the Indian territory near the International Border in the Basantar area of Samba.(HT Photo)

BSF detects trans-border tunnel in J&K’s Samba sector

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Hindustan Times/Jammu, Jammu
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 05:26 PM IST
The tunnel extends 50 metres into the Indian territory, a search operation is underway
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The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) had levied the waterway usage charges at a rate of Rs 0.02 per gross registered tonnage (GRT) per km for inland cargo ships and Rs 0.05 for cruise vessels on national waterways.(Bloomberg)
The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) had levied the waterway usage charges at a rate of Rs 0.02 per gross registered tonnage (GRT) per km for inland cargo ships and Rs 0.05 for cruise vessels on national waterways.(Bloomberg)

Kolkata Port Trust moots tunnel under Hooghly river for truck movement

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2020 04:36 PM IST
Trucks that trudge through Garden Reach Circular Road, Kidderpore Road, Hastings and Vidyasagar Setu, also known as the Second Hooghly Bridge, causing traffic snarls and pollution could cross the river via an underwater tunnel then head to the destination from the opposite bank in Howrah.
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The discovery triggered much curiosity among the villagers who thought that the tunnel could lead to a secret chamber where treasure could be hidden.(HT PHOTO.)
The discovery triggered much curiosity among the villagers who thought that the tunnel could lead to a secret chamber where treasure could be hidden.(HT PHOTO.)

Undergound tunnel found in Bengal’s East Burdwan district; experts say maybe 300 years old

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2020 05:27 PM IST
The tunnel made of bricks measures around four feet deep and 10 feet long. Archaeologists after seeing the picture of the tunnel said that it could be around 200 - 300 year old.
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Stone paintings with awareness messages painted on them were given out as gifts at the exhibition.(praful gangurde/HT)
Stone paintings with awareness messages painted on them were given out as gifts at the exhibition.(praful gangurde/HT)

Waste not, litter not: Thane youths make tunnel with 18,000 plastic bottles

By Ankita G Menon | Thane, Thane
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 01:33 AM IST
All those who provided more than 2kg of plastic received gifts — stones with awareness messages painted on them by youngsters.
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An image grab released by the Kurdish Ronahi TV on March 23, 2019 shows the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) raising their flag atop a building in the Islamic State group's last bastion in the eastern Syrian village of Baghuz after defeating the jihadist group.(AFP)
An image grab released by the Kurdish Ronahi TV on March 23, 2019 shows the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) raising their flag atop a building in the Islamic State group's last bastion in the eastern Syrian village of Baghuz after defeating the jihadist group.(AFP)

ISIS Jihadists emerge from tunnels to surrender after ‘caliphate’ falls

By Agence France-Presse | Baghouz, Syria
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2019 07:15 AM IST
Syria’s Kurds warned that despite the demise of the proto-state, the thousands of foreign jihadists they have detained are a time-bomb the world urgently needs to defuse.
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The Rs 5,000-crore project, which was practically shelved last year, was revived after the highways authority agreed to evaluate the feasibility of a new option recently suggested by the airport operator, Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), NHAI officials said.(Picture for representation)
The Rs 5,000-crore project, which was practically shelved last year, was revived after the highways authority agreed to evaluate the feasibility of a new option recently suggested by the airport operator, Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), NHAI officials said.(Picture for representation)

Plan for 5-km Dwarka-Delhi airport underground tunnel revived

By Risha Chitlangia | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2019 07:15 AM IST
In a move to create a much-needed western road link to the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is reviving an ambitious project to construct a 5-kilometre tunnel between Dwarka’s Sector 24 and the airport.
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Road workers in Florida sent out to repair a sinkhole discovered the tunnel leading to a nearby bank.(AFP PHOTO / FBI MIAMI)
Road workers in Florida sent out to repair a sinkhole discovered the tunnel leading to a nearby bank.(AFP PHOTO / FBI MIAMI)

They went to fix a sinkhole, discovered it was a tunnel leading to a bank

By Agence France-Presse | Miami
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2019 11:24 AM IST
Road workers realized that a manhole-sized hole in the road was caused by a tunnel.
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The tunnel started at Shree Balaji general store and ended at the locker room of the Bank of Baroda’s Sanpada branch which is two shops and one ATM kiosk away. Robbery done by making a tunnel inside Bank of Baroda at Juinagar in Navi Mumbai, on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.(HT File Photo)
The tunnel started at Shree Balaji general store and ended at the locker room of the Bank of Baroda’s Sanpada branch which is two shops and one ATM kiosk away. Robbery done by making a tunnel inside Bank of Baroda at Juinagar in Navi Mumbai, on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.(HT File Photo)

Man who dug tunnel for bank robbery in Mumbai’s Sanpada held after a year

By Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2018 02:57 PM IST
The Sanpada branch of Bank of Baroda was looted by a gang of criminals by digging a 30-feet tunnel from a nearby shop between November 10 and 12, 2017. The heist was discovered on Monday, November 13, when the bank opened after the weekend.
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Vehicles stuck in traffic jam during peak hours at Ashram Chowk, in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT file photo)
Vehicles stuck in traffic jam during peak hours at Ashram Chowk, in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT file photo)

Perennial chokepoint: No light at the end of tunnel to Ashram

By Soumya Pillai | New Delhi, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2018 01:32 PM IST
Months after it was meant to be completed, the tunnel to bypass Ashram Chowk exists only on paper
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