The central government has renamed Rohtang Pass as 'Atal Tunnel'
recently. This tunnel connects Leh and Manali regions. It was announced on the
occasion of 95th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari
Minister Narendra Modi announced that the Rohtang Tunnel connecting Manali to
Leh will now be known as Atal Tunnel. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said in
his tweet that the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has fulfilled
the long pending demand of re-naming the tunnel. He also said that it will be a
tribute to the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
thousand crore rupees will be spent on its construction. The construction cost
of the tunnel was estimated to be around Rs 1400 crore in the initial phase.
The construction of the Tunnel delayed about five years due to the leakage of
water from Seri River situated right above the tunnel.