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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
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 article “India to get world’s longest and highest tunnel in Himachal by 2025” published in Indian Express on 20th April 2022