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Rohtang tunnel

Posted on : 29 Jan 2020

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  • Rohtang tunnel set to open during winters, heavy snowfall in the Rohtang Pass, Himachal Pradesh often cuts off villages in Lahaul-Spiti from the rest of India.
  • That is set to change with one of the most prestigious projects in the country – the Rohtang tunnel, which cuts through the Pir Panjal range, providing a winter link to residents of Lahaul and Spiti as well as to those living in Ladakh’s Zanskar valley.
  • The 8.8 km long tunnel is all set to become the world’s longest highway tunnel above 10,000 feet. With the project’s development work almost complete, the tunnel is now likely to be operational by May 2020 as against the official schedule of September 2020

Article Related Questions

  1. Consider the following statements with regard to Rohtang tunnel
    1.It is world’s second longest highway tunnel, in India.
    2.It cuts through the Shivalik range.
    3.It will provide a winter link to residents of Lahaul and Spiti.
    Select the correct answer using the code given below

  2. 1.1 only

    2.1 and 3 only

    3.3 only

    4.1, 2 and 3

    Right Ans : 3 only

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