Strabag AG Austria as leader of Joint Venture with Indian Construction Company Afcons was awarded the contract for the construction of the 8.8 km long & 10 m wide prestigious Rohtang Pass Highway Tunnel Project near Manali. Employer is the Government of India through its subsidiary Border Roads Organisation. The Rohtang Pass in the Western Himalaya Region of Northern India with its altitude of 3,980 m ranks among the highest trafficable passes in the world. Construction costs for the tunnel including pavement amount to approx. EUR 250 mil.