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Construction on Zojila tunnel to start on Thursday

IndiaTimes Wednesday, 14 October 2020 ()
The work for Zojila tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir will start on Thursday after a gap of nearly 29 months with Union minister Nitin Gadkari initiating the first blasting for this strategically important project.
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With Union Minister Nitin Gadkari initiating the first blast for the Zojila Tunnel, construction work for this passage began on Thursday. The Zojila Tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir, will connect Srinagar and Leh through Drass and Kargil and cut down the travel time drastically. #ZojilaTunnel...

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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday launched the first blasting for construction-related work at the 14.15 km Zojila tunnel, one of the longest in Asia, that will provide all-year connectivity between Srinagar valley and Leh. The project holds strategic significance as Zojila Pass is situated at an altitude of 11,578 feet on the Srinagar-Kargil-Leh National Highway and remains closed during winters due to heavy snowfall. At present, it is one of the most dangerous stretches in the world to drive a vehicle and this project is also geo-strategically sensitive. Initiating the blast in a virtual ceremony, Road Transport, Highways, and MSMEs Minister Gadkari termed it a "moment of pride" for India.

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The 'first blasting' for construction of Zojila Tunnel took place in Jammu and Kashmir's Ganderbal district on October 15. 14.15-km-long tunnel will provide all-weather connectivity between Srinagar, Dras, Kargil and Leh regions. Union Minister for Road, Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari virtually initiated the project work. Minister of State (MoS) for Road Transport and Highways General Vijay Kumar Singh, MoS PMO Dr Jitendra Singh also attended the virtual event. Nitin Gadkari had reviewed this whole project in detail in February 2020.

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