Final blasting of India’s largest tunnel Chenani-Nashri held today


Jammu, July 13: Final blasting of India’s largest tunnel Chenani-Nashri held today in the presence of Union Minister, Nitin Gadkari.

Union Minister of Road transport and Highway, Nitin Gadkari witness the opening of Longest road tunnel that will cut the Jammu Srinagar distance by 30 km and reduce traffic jams on NH1A that occurs due to snow fall and landslides .

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Gadkari today present at the final blasting ceremony when the National highway authorities of india engineers drilled a hole through the final section of the tunnel between Chenani  and nashri.

The state of The art tunnel is simultaneously Build from the two ends and the National highway teams meet at the center by drilled a hole through the final section .Tunnel (3)

The 9.2 Km tunnel which is the part of the ambitious 286 Km long four laning of the Jammu -srinagar national highway will reduce the distance between two capital cities   Jammu and Srinagar by around 30 km .the road is likely to be opened to traffic in July next year.

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The tunnel connecting Chenani in udhampur with nashri in ramban dustrict is being completed at a cost of over 2500 crore. It will also reduce the existing road distance between two points on the highway from 41Km to 10.89 Km

The NHA1 is also constricting   a parallel escape tunnel along with the main tunnel evacuation of commuters in case of eventuality.Tunnel (2)

The two tubes of the tunnel internally connected through 29 cross passages (each after a gap of 300 meters) and escape tunnel exclusively be used for pedestrians.

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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 . The four labe project   would go a long in creating an all weather road to the kashmir valley.

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