Running three years behind schedule, the strategic 8.8-km all-weather Rohtang Tunnel, the highest in the country, will open to emergency traffic in October. Being built under the Rohtang Pass at an altitude of 13,050 feet in the eastern Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas on the Leh-Manali highway, the horse-shoe shaped road tunnel will be functional for emergency vehicles through this winter but will get fully operational by August 15, 2019.
At 9.2km, the Chenani-Nashri Tunnel, also known as Patnitop Tunnel, that links the Kashmir Valley with Jammu on National Highway 44 is the country’s longest road tunnel built at a height of nearly 4,000 feet. Read More…
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