Manali (Himachal Pradesh):
The building of the Atal Tunnel linking Manali with Leh, which is the world’s longest highway tunnel above 10,000 feet, has actually been finished in a period of 10 years whereas the initial approximated time was less than 6 years.
” Atal Tunnel, linking Manali to Leh, is the world” s longest highway tunnel above 10,000 feet. The approximated duration for conclusion of this tunnel was less than 6 years however it was finished in 10 years,” stated KP Purushothaman, Chief Engineer.
” There are CCTV video cameras at every 60 metres and fire escape tunnels at every 500 metres inside the tunnel. The tunnel will minimize the range in between Manali and Leh by 46 kilometres and 4 hours can be conserved,” stated Purushothaman.
Fire hydrants have actually likewise been set up inside the tunnel in case of any fire occurrence.
” The induction and de-induction of resources was an uphill struggle while it was under building. We did deal with a great deal of obstacles however together we had the ability to finish its building. The tunnel” s width is 10.5 metres, consisting of walkway of 1 metre on both sides,” stated KP Purushothaman.
Speaking to ANI, Colonel Parikshit Mehra, Director, Atal Tunnel job stated that lots of specialists working within the group believed to alter the positioning of the tunnel.
” We have actually had this dream to link Leh and this was the initial step to the connection ladder. Due to the fact that we were working just from 2 ends, this tunnel was a tough job. The other end remained in North, throughout the Rohtang Pas which was available just for around 5 months in a year,” he included.