Over-speeding in Atal Tunnel to land motorists in trouble now

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Kullu, 06 October: The Atal Tunnel ( longest tunnel in the World) is a highway tunnel built between Kullu and Lahaul Spiti was recently in the news for modern facilities. But amidst the fun, some people are violating the rules set for the 09.2 km long tunnel.

In such a situation, the administration has ordered strict action against the vehicles over-speeding in the tunnel or stopping at the tunnel.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday afternoon, the driver of a high speed Tata 407 lost control of the vehicle near the misty bridge and his vehicle overturned on another vehicle. Fortunately, the four passengers in the car survived safely.

In fact, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) had apprised the district administration of the breach of rules in the tunnel.

In this regard, Superintendent of Police (SP) Gaurav Singh said that Kullu and Lahaul police have deployed about 30 personnel near the tunnel. Doppler radars have been installed in tunnels to clamp down on over-speed vehicles. Strict action will be taken against the driver for driving an overspeed vehicle.

The BRO has also decided to construct a control room near the tunnel, whose work has been started.

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