Central Govt announces highway projects worth Rs 25,000 Cr for J&K  

Jammu, July 14: The Central Government has cleared Highway projects worth Rs 25,000 Crore for Jammu and Kashmir which will be undertaken this year. This was announced by Union Minister, Nitin Gadkari during the final blast ceremony of Chenani-Nashri tunnel to provide all weather road connectivity between Jammu and Srinagar.

The two tubes of the 9.2 Km tunnel internally connected through 29 cross passages (each after a gap of 300 meters) and escape tunnel exclusively be used for pedestrians. There is a provision for the ventilation keeping in view the distance of the tunnel .this state of the art tunnel project also have parking spots after a specific distance to tow away or shift vehicles in case of a breakdown.

Union Minister Gadkari termed the tunnel work as a historical milestone equipped with world class ITCS and said that 14 Kilometre long Zozila tunnel will also start soon.

With Inputs from-Online Media Sources

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