India to get world’s longest and highest tunnel in Himachal by 2025

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What is the News?

India will soon be home to the world’s longest highway tunnel beneath Shinku-La Pass.

What is the Shinku-La Tunnel? 

The Shinku-La tunnel will be built at Shinku La Pass at an altitude of 16,580ft.

The tunnel will be 4.25 km in length. It will provide all-weather connectivity between Ladakh and Himachal.

Built by: Border Roads Organization(BRO) under Project Yojak by 2025.

Significance: Once constructed, it will be the world’s longest and highest tunnel at this altitude.

About Shinku-La Pass
Source: Hindustan Times

Shinku-La Pass is a mountain pass between Zanskar Valley in Ladakh and Lahaul Valley in Himachal Pradesh. 

This pass may be considered as an entry point to Lugnak Valley in Zanskar.

Source: This post is based on the articleIndia to get world’s longest and highest tunnel in Himachal by 2025published in Indian Express on 20th April 2022

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