Watch: PM Modi inaugurates Atal Tunnel connecting Manali to Lahaul-Spiti valley
PM Modi inaugurated Atal Tunnel under Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh. The longest highway tunnel in the world connects Manali to Lahaul-Spiti valley. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, CDS Gen Bipin Rawat, MoS Anurag Thakur were also present at the event. PM Modi had arrived at the Chandigarh Airport on Saturday morning. After inauguration, PM Modi will address a public gathering at Sissu, Lahaul Valley. The 9.02 km long tunnel will be available for commuters throughout the year. Earlier, the valley was cut off for about six months each year amid heavy snowfall. The tunnel reduces road distance by 46 kms and time by four to five hours.