Saturday, October 16, 2021

Anurag Thakur inspects Zojila and Z -Morh Tunnel projects

Union Information & Broadcasting and Youth Affairs Minister Anurag Singh Thakur, who is on a two-day visit to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday inspected Zojila and Z -Morh Tunnel projects.

On the occasion, the Minister expressed satisfaction on the progress of the works and said that Zojila Tunnel is of a significant importance with regard to national security, development and tourism for J&K and Ladakh Union Territories.

The project site of Zojila tunnel is being constructed at the cost of 4500 crore rupees and is located at the existing national highway (NH-01) starting from Sanamarg in J&K and ending at Minamarg in Ladakh and is the longest tunnel in South Asia.

Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister  Anurag Singh Thakur visited 13.5 kms long Zojila Tunnel and 6.5 kms long Z-Morh Tunnel on the Srinagar-Leh National Highway today. At Zojila Tunnel, he conducted the second blasting in connection with its construction work and said that the Tunnel would go a long way in promoting the Tourism Sector of  Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir Union territories besides ensuring all-weather connectivity. Later in the day, he also laid the foundation stone for the development of playfield at Kijpora in Kangan area and inaugurated Bonibagh-Kangan road constructed under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna. Tomorrow, the Minister is scheduled to meet the members of Panchayati Raj Institutions and Sectoral Officers of Ganderbal district and will e-inaugurate various playfields of Kashmir from Budgam.

- Advertisement -
Latest news

Govt committed to providing all possible support to make J&K power surplus: RK Singh

Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy, RK Singh has said that the government is committed to providing all possible support to...

India allows foreign tourists on chartered flights to enter the country

Government has allowed foreign tourists on chartered flights to enter the country on chartered flights. Union Home Ministry has started granting fresh Tourist Visas...

Two terrorists killed in separate encounters with security forces in J&K

Two terrorists, involved in the recent targeted killings of a civilian and a police officer, have been killed in two separate encounters with security...

India to take on Nepal in final of SAFF Football Championship today

Seven-time champions, India will take on Nepal in the final of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship in Male, Maldives today. India on Wednesday...
Related news

Govt committed to providing all possible support to make J&K power surplus: RK Singh

Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy, RK Singh has said that the government is committed to providing all possible support to...

India allows foreign tourists on chartered flights to enter the country

Government has allowed foreign tourists on chartered flights to enter the country on chartered flights. Union Home Ministry has started granting fresh Tourist Visas...

Two terrorists killed in separate encounters with security forces in J&K

Two terrorists, involved in the recent targeted killings of a civilian and a police officer, have been killed in two separate encounters with security...

India to take on Nepal in final of SAFF Football Championship today

Seven-time champions, India will take on Nepal in the final of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship in Male, Maldives today. India on Wednesday...