The tunnel, which provides all-weather connectivity between Manali and Keylong, and also connects Leh, was inaugurated in October 2020.
Himachal Pradesh’s Atal Rohtang Tunnel on March 13 saw a huge influx of tourists with as many as 3950 vehicles passing through it.
This year’s snow festival in Lahaul will mark the longest celebration of the spirit of cultural reunion in the valley.
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’.
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.
The tourists stopped their vehicles inside the tunnel, played music and started dancing.
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.
Nearly 300 hectares in Lahaul's Pattan Valley in Himachal Pradesh will soon be used to cultivate heeng, or Asafoetida.
Congress leader Mukesh Agnihotri claims that it was his party which did all the work for Rohtang Tunnel, the BJP just inaugurated it.
The Atal Rohtang Tunnel's foundation stone, laid by Sonia Gandhi in June 2010 has apparently disappeared mysteriously.
Three road accidents inside the Atal tunnel within 72 hours from its inauguration, have elevated the Kullu district administration’s concerns for safety.
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.
Hundreds of tourists and motorists have taken to over-speeding and racing through the newly inaugurated Atal Rohtang Tunnel.
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
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.
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.
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.’
The Atal Tunnel was the dream project of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who granted it approval in 2000.
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.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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