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The devastating fire occurred in the year 1999.The main aim after the fire occurred was to create a tunnel that would be having more fire resistant materials. The main things that was doneFire-resistant sheeting fitted to its wallsMore traffic lights and flashing warning signsFireproof doors and a video link to one of three command postsThere have been a total of 116 smoke extractors that was fitted in every 100 meters. 76 new fresh air vents has been created. There has been installation of heat sensors at both ends of the tunnel. This are done to detect the trucks that has been overheat. There has been installation of 120 video cameras that will be monitoring traffic at all times.

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