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Atal Tunnel takes Ladakh closer to round-the-year connectivity: LG Mathur

Ladakh LG R K Mathur expressed happiness on the inauguration of the Atal Tunnel and said it took the Union Territory a step closer to the round-the-year connectivity with the rest of the country

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Press Trust of India  |  Leh 

BRO DG Lt Gen Harpal Singh with others poses for photographs during his visit to the newly constructed 'Atal tunnel' for inspection and review work, ahead of its inauguration, in Manali
BRO DG Lt Gen Harpal Singh with others poses for photographs during his visit to the newly constructed 'Atal tunnel' for inspection and review work, ahead of its inauguration, in Manali

Lt Governor R K Mathur on Saturday expressed happiness on the inauguration of the Atal Tunnel and said it took the Union Territory a step closer to the round-the-year connectivity with the rest of the country.

This day is momentous for the entire country as it addresses a major infrastructure gap. More so for the Union Territory of Ladakh, as it is the first step towards ensuring round-the-year connectivity with the rest of the country, Mathur said in a statement here.

He conveyed his gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi who inaugurated the strategically important 9.02-km tunnel, the world's longest highway tunnel which reduces the distance between Manali in Himachal Pradesh and Leh by 46 km and the travel time by four to five hours.

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First Published: Sat, October 03 2020. 18:23 IST
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