Magnificent pictures of the Banihal Qazigund Road Tunnel in J&K
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate various projects in Jammu and Kashmir
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will undertake a visit to Jammu & Kashmir to participate in the celebration of National Panchayati Raj Day at around 11:30 AM on 24 April, 2022
The PM will inaugurate the Banihal Qazigund Road Tunnel built at a cost of over Rs 3100 crore
The 8.45 Km long tunnel would reduce the road distance between Banihal and Qazigund by 16 km, and reduce journey time by around one and a half hour
It is a twin tube tunnel – one for each direction of travel – with the twin tubes being interconnected by a cross passage every 500m, for maintenance and emergency evacuation.
The tunnel would help establish an all weather connection between Jammu and Kashmir, and bring the two regions closer.
PM Modi will also lay the foundation stone of three road packages of Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway, being built at a cost of over Rs. 7500 crore
They are for the construction of 4/6 lane access controlled Delhi-Katra-Amritsar Expressway from: Balsua on NH-44 to Gurha Baildaran, Hiranagar; Gurha Baildaran, Hiranagar to Jakh, Vijaypur; and Jakh, Vijaypur to Kunjwani, Jammu with spur connectivity to Jammu Airport