Jammu, March 10: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to throw open much awaited Chenani-Nashri Tunnel likely in mid of March, a trial run was conducted today in the tunnel in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir.
The tunnel will reduce the distance between Chenani and Nashri from 41 km to 11 km.
Snowfall and avalanche in winter at Patnitop obstructs NH 44 a few times every winter and causes long queues of vehicles – sometimes for days at length. The tunnel will bypass Patnitop, Kud, and Batote and will reduce traffic jams on NH 44 in winter.
Traffic safety rules for chenani nashri tunnel users :
DO’s and Donts’ for the users follow as :
Chenani-Nashri tunnel was open for light vicheles only for trail bases. U4UVoice grabbed a chance to take a quick ride inside tunnel: