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After Rohtang, focus shifts to Shinku La tunnel between Ladakh and Lahaul

The BRO is also studying the feasibility of constructing a tunnel beneath the 13.5-km-long snow avalanche-prone Shinku La like the Rohtang tunnel to avoid the majestic pass

Kullu: Vehicles stranded on Rohtang Pass after a fresh snowfall, in Kullu district, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. (PTI Photo)(

"The tunnel beneath Shinku La will further drastically reduce the distance between Manali and Leh," an official told IANS.

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Amid the heightened border tension with both China and Pakistan in the Himalayas, road infrastructure projects have been given a push with completion of a marvel of engineering motorways -- the Rohtang Pass highway tunnel.
Officials say the focus now is on constructing the strategic 13.5-km-long Shinku La tunnel, the shortest, safer and the third alternative corridor for the armed forces for forward areas of Union Territory of Ladakh.
Experts told IANS the 9.2 km-long horseshoe-shaped single-tube, two-lane tunnel -- the world's longest motorable tunnel at over 3,000 metre above the sea level -- is a key step in the Defence Ministry's

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First Published: Sep 27 2020 | 2:37 PM IST

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