03/10/2020 10:28 AM | Click to read full article
PM Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated Atal Tunnel in Rohtang, which is the highest altitude tunnel in the world.
The historic decision to construct a strategic tunnel below the Rohtang Pass was taken on June 3, 2000, when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the Prime Minister. The Union Cabinet decided to name the Rohtang Tunnel as Atal Tunnel to honour the contribution made by Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Rohtang in Persian means a pile of dead bodies.