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Yet Another Record At Rohtang Tunnel, 6,400 Tourist Vehicles Pass Through On A Single Day

Jun 28, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

The tunnel, which provides all-weather connectivity between Manali and Keylong, and also connects Leh, was inaugurated in October 2020.

Yet Another Record At Atal Rohtang Tunnel, 3,950 Vehicles Pass Through On A Single Day

Mar 14, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

Himachal Pradesh’s Atal Rohtang Tunnel on March 13 saw a huge influx of tourists with as many as 3950 vehicles passing through it.


Lahaul-Spiti Celebrates First Snow Festival After Opening Of Atal Tunnel

This year’s snow festival in Lahaul will mark the longest celebration of the spirit of cultural reunion in the valley.

‘A Disaster Is Just Waiting To Happen In Himachal’

Feb 14, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

Avay Shukla, whose report warning against rampant hydel projects in the state was ignored, says ‘the die has already been cast, and there’s nothing we can do to stop it’.


Record 5,000 Vehicles Cross Atal Rohtang Tunnel In A Single Day

The tunnel, now a major tourist attraction, saw bumper to bumper traffic with 2800 vehicles going to Lahaul from the Manali side and 2,650 vehicles returning from the North portal.

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24 December, 2020

Seven Tourists Arrested For Dancing Inside Atal Rohtang Tunnel

Ashwani Sharma

The tourists stopped their vehicles inside the tunnel, played music and started dancing.


22 October, 2020

Defence Ministry, Not Me, To Take A Call On Sonia's Plaque At Rohtang Tunnel: CM Jairam Thakur

Ashwani Sharma

Congress threatens to launch mass agitation if plaque is not put back at its site at Tunnel’s south portal along with that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s.


21 October, 2020

Litter And Spice: The Two Sides Of The New Rohtang Tunnel

Ashwani Sharma

Nearly 300 hectares in Lahaul's Pattan Valley in Himachal Pradesh will soon be used to cultivate heeng, or Asafoetida.


14 October, 2020

Will Put Back Sonia's Plaque At Atal Rohtang Tunnel In 2022 When We Return To Power: Himachal Congress Leader

Ashwani Sharma

Congress leader Mukesh Agnihotri claims that it was his party which did all the work for Rohtang Tunnel, the BJP just inaugurated it.


12 October, 2020

Atal Tunnel: FIR Over ‘Missing’ Foundation Stone Laid By Sonia Gandhi

Ashwani Sharma

The Atal Rohtang Tunnel's foundation stone, laid by Sonia Gandhi in June 2010 has apparently disappeared mysteriously.


07 October, 2020

Atal Tunnel: Himachal To Beef Up Security, Takes Notes From US, Poland And France

Ashwani Sharma

Three road accidents inside the Atal tunnel within 72 hours from its inauguration, have elevated the Kullu district administration’s concerns for safety.


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06 October, 2020

Vistadome Buses, Snow Slopes— Atal Tunnel Opens Avenues Of Innovation In Tourism

Ashwani Sharma

There is a proposal to host international winter sports in the Spiti and Lahaul valleys as the Atal Rohtang Tunnel is now expected to ease mobility during the snow months.


06 October, 2020

Three Accidents In Atal Rohtang Tunnel In 72 Hours Since Inauguration

Ashwani Sharma

Hundreds of tourists and motorists have taken to over-speeding and racing through the newly inaugurated Atal Rohtang Tunnel.


03 October, 2020

'Farm Reforms Only Troubling Those Who Promote Middlemen:' PM Modi At Solang Rally

Ashwani Sharma

Hitting out at Congress, he said that the Atal Tunnel project wouldn't have been completed even by year 2040 as the party never accorded priority to the border infrastructure projects


03 October, 2020

'Atal Tunnel Is Major Boon To Himachal, Ladakh People': Amit Shah

PTI

The 9.02 km-long all-weather tunnel, connecting Manali in Himachal Pradesh to Leh in Union Territory of Ladakh, was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.


03 October, 2020

'New Schemes Focus On Development For All, No More Vote-Based': PM Modi

PTI

PM Modi addressed his first public rally after more than six months since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Here are the highlights from his speech in the rally.


03 October, 2020

Atal Rohtang Tunnel: PM Modi Inaugurates World’s Longest Highway Tunnel In Himachal

PTI

Considered as the longest tunnel in the world, the Atal Rohtang tunnel; is 9.02km long and connects Manali to Leh. Claiming that the government has prioritised development of border infrastructure, Prime Minister Modi said that there was ‘nothing more important to us (the government) than protecting country.’


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02 October, 2020

Atal Rohtang Tunnel—A Dream Turning Into Reality For Lahaul Population On Oct 3

Ashwani Sharma

The Atal Tunnel was the dream project of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who granted it approval in 2000.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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