Wednesday, September 22, 2021

J&K: 8.5 km-long tunnel between Qazigund and Banihal opened for traffic

In Jammu and Kashmir, 8.5 km-long tunnel between Qazigund and Banihal has been opened for traffic on trial basis. This was informed by Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari yesterday. The tunnel will reduce travel time between Jammu and Srinagar by about one & half hours. Built at 5,800 feet above sea level, the tunnel replaces Jawahar Tunnel and will provide all weather connectivity.

Meanwhile, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his vision of building quality infrastructure in J&K for the coming generations. Mr Sinha further said that the completion of the tunnel will ensure all-weather connectivity between Jammu and Srinagar besides giving a major fillip to economic activity in the region.

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