Tunnels are the passages that are meant for transportation. It is a transit constructed below the earth or the water surface. They are constructed to facilitate the transfer of goods, people, sewage, water, cables, etc. Many times some tunnels are constructed for the defense system of the country and they are the secret tunnels.
I am providing the two sets of ten lines on one of the most important tunnels constructed in India. I hope it might be helpful for your studies.
Ten Lines on Atal Tunnel
1) India holds the honor of having the world’s longest highway tunnel recently constructed in the country and is named as Atal Tunnel.
2) Prime Minister Narendra Modi in presence of Defence Minister and Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh inaugurated this tunnel on 3rd October 2020.
3) The Atal tunnel is constructed in Himachal Pradesh, under Rohtang Pass which is located in the Pir-Panjal range of Himalayas.
4) The name of the tunnel i.e. ‘Atal Tunnel’ has been given by the then Prime Minister Narendra Modi to pay tribute to our former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
5) Atal Tunnel is 9.02 km long and is constructed 10,000 feet above sea level.
6) Tonnes of cement strengthened with fiber, steel, and rock bolts have been used in manufacturing the grand Tunnel.
7) The emergency exit passage with a length of 2.25m and a breadth of 3.6m is specifically designed inside the tunnel with fire extinguishers and speakers for the dissemination of information.
8) The Atal Tunnel will provide a route that will be available in all weather conditions to the entire region of Lahul, Spiti, and Leh valleys that earlier experienced snowfall conditions from November to April.
9) The longer distance between Manali and Leh valley gets reduced as a result of the construction of the Atal Tunnel.
10) Atal Tunnel is beneficial for the defense system of the country as it enables connectivity with the borders.
1) The longest highway Tunnel in the world constructed in India is named as Atal Tunnel involving an expenditure of 3200 crores.
2) The tunnel was named Atal Tunnel on 25th December 2019 to mark an honor to our former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 95th birthday.
3) The 9.02km long highway tunnel is constructed in Himachal Pradesh below the Rohtang pass.
4) The mountain range Himalayas called as Pir Panjal range has been cleared and modified to build the Atal tunnel.
5) The newly built tunnel reduces the traveling time between Manali and Keylong by 3-4 hours.
6) Initially, the declaration of this Project had been formulated by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on 3rd June 2000 during his rule.
7) The tunnel is equipped with specific arrangements for escape during an emergency.
8) The Construction work of the project was headed by BRO (Border Roads Organization) that completed the project in 10 years.
9) The tunnel Permits the traffic consistency of 3000 cars and 1500 trucks a day moving with a minimum limit of 30km/h and a maximum speed of 80km/h.
10) The AQI (Air Quality Index) will regularly be monitored by the pollution sensors installed in the tunnel.
The construction of the Atal Tunnel is beneficial to the people of Himachal Pradesh, the defense forces of the country. It is a center attracting the attention of tourists. The specific features like emergency exits, CCTV cameras, pollution sensors, ventilation system makes the tunnel efficient and interesting.