New Delhi, October 2
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday visited the Atal tunnel in Rohtang, a day earlier than its inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The 9.02-km-long tunnel that goes underneath the Rohtang cross within the jap Pir Panjal vary at an altitude of three,000 metres on the Leh-Manali freeway is being thought-about as strategically vital.
The historic resolution to assemble the tunnel was taken in 2000 when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the prime minister.
Singh visited the tunnel together with Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur and reviewed the preparations for Saturday’s occasion the place Modi will dedicate it to the nation, the defence minister’s workplace stated in a sequence of tweets.
It stated Singh additionally interacted with personnel of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), which applied the challenge.
“Visited the ‘Atal Tunnel, Rohtang’ to overview the preparations for the inaugural ceremony to be held tomorrow. PM Shri @narendramodi will dedicate the Tunnel to the nation. This 9.02 Km lengthy ‘Engineering Marvel’ will join Manali to Lahaul-Spiti valley all year long,” Singh stated in a tweet.
He additionally visited the Snow and Avalanche Research Institution (SASE) of the Defence Analysis and Growth Organisation (DRDO) in Manali.
The defence minister additionally carried out ‘Bhoomi poojan’ for the development of a brand new ‘Calibration Lab’ on the SASE, his workplace stated. PTI