A BRITISH REPORT ON ATTOCK TUNNEL
WHO GAVE THEM THE IDEA?
Mystery of Attock Fort
The Gazetteer and official records talk about the efforts of making the tunnel:
“In 1856, the Indian Government commenced the construction of a tunnel under the Indus at Attock, but the work has never been completed, as it has been decided eventually, upon the completion of the Punjab State Railway, to construct a bridge over the river.”
But the British themselves contradict this information.
“Ross, writing in 1883, refers to the tunnel and mentions that it was in fact completed in 1862 by the 32nd Sappers, known as the Mazbis, but was subsequently abandoned, ‘owing to the difficulty of keeping it clear of water’.”
Ross, D, The land of the five rivers and Sindh. London, 1883.
The idea that the Attock Fort tunnel was constructed by the Mughals first, still persists, and needs fresh research.