World’s longest highway tunnel ‘Atal Tunnel’ to be opened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi

World’s longest highway tunnel ‘Atal Tunnel’ to be opened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Prime Minister of India Shri. Narendra Modi will open World’s longest highway tunnel ‘Atal Tunnel’ on 3 October 2020. This Tunnel is named after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

  • This is 9.2 km long tunnel which is the longest highway tunnel in the world. This tunnel is connects Manali to Lahaul-Spiti valley throughout the year.

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Significance:

  • The tunnel is built with ultra-modern specifications in the Pir Panjal range of Himalayas at an altitude of 3000 mtrs (10,000 Feet) from the Mean Sea Level (MSL).
  • It reduces the road distance by 46 Kms between Manali and Leh and the time by about 4 to 5 hours.
  • This Tunnel has been designed for traffic density of 3,000 cars per day and 1,500 trucks per day with max speed of 80 km/hr.
  • The tunnel is built with ultra-modern specifications in the Pir Panjal range of Himalayas at an altitude of three thousand metres from the Mean Sea Level

Related Questions:

1) Which organization constructed the Atal Tunnel? – Border Roads Organization

2) Recently, PM Modi inaugurated Kosi Rail Bridge in which state? – Bihar

3) Which Portal launched by PM Modi to empower MSME? – CHAMPIONS

4) PM Modi inaugurated Asia’s largest Solar Power Project in which state? – Madhya Pradesh

5) Who inaugurated the Chamba tunnel in Uttarakhand under Chardham Pariyojana through video conference mode on 26 May 2020? – Nitin Gadkari

6) India has built first ever electrified tunnel capable of running Double Stack Container Trains in which state? – Haryana

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