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China Connects to Tibet




China has developed the World’s highest tunnel that connects to Tibet. As per the reports the tunnel has been made at the cost of USD 170 million. The developer said that the huge distance between Tibet and China, have now became shorten by Sichuan-Tibet highway. The officials added that the distance can be covered within 2 hours.

The Sichuan-Tibet highway tunnel is seven-km long. The newly made channel is established 6,168 meter above sea level and moves through the main peak of Chola Mountain. The connection has reduced the time from Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, to Nagqu in Tibet by two hours. The traffic will be open soon on this route which was under construction since 2012. The tunnel has been divided into two lanes in each direction to reduce the hassle.

The current 40-km precipitous mountain highway in the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Garze takes over two hours to cross. However the travelers face several dangers such as avalanches and rock falls, extreme cold, as well as low oxygen level.



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