In 2002, former Prime Minister Atal Vajpayee laid the foundation of the Approach Road for this tunnel. After Atal ji’s government, this work was forgotten. Situation was such that by 2013-14, only 1300 meters of work for the tunnel was completed: PM @narendramodi

Inauguration of 9.0 kms Atal Tunnel (see MAP) at Rohtang, H.P inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 3rd October, 2020

Experts say that if we had stuck to the the speed at which the work of Atal Tunnel was being done in 2014, this tunnel would have been completed by the year 2040. Left to the previous govt, this day would have come in people’s lives after 20 yrs!! :PM @narendramodi

It has cut down the trip by 4+ hours

As a result, where first, only 300 meters tunnel was being built every year, its speed increased to 1400 meters per year. In just 6 years, we have completed 26 years of work: PM @narendramodi

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