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PM Modi inaugurates Banihal Qazigund Road Tunnel: All you need to know

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Banihal Qazigund Road Tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. It is located in the Lower Himalayas, on National Highway 44.
PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the Banihal Qazigund Road Tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.
                      
Crowd at PM Event in J&K
Banihal Qazigund Road Tunnel is located in the Lower Himalayas, on National Highway 44.
Banihal Qazigund Road Tunnel is located in the Lower Himalayas, on National Highway 44.
Road Tunnel is located in the Lower Himalayas, on National Highway 44.
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.
Crowd listening to PM Speech
The tunnel has around 124 jet fans, 234 CCTV modern cameras and a firefighting system installed.