News Desk, Amar Ujala, Jammu Published by: charisma chib Updated Fri, 11 Jun 2021 8:53 PM IST
In the form of Hi-Tech All Season Tunnel connecting Qazigund to Banihal of Jammu Division, the people of Jammu and Kashmir are soon going to get a valuable gift. The news of this tunnel opening within the next two weeks has brought happiness to the faces of the people, especially those who had to go to Kashmir for treatment and business. But now after decades, people who reached Kashmir division by crossing inaccessible roads will be able to get rid of this trouble. This 8.5 km long hi-tech tunnel has been made after cutting the mountains about 400 meters below the old Jawahar Tunnel. And it has cost about 2100 crores to build this tunnel. With the commissioning of this tunnel, Kashmir will be connected with Jammu division for 12 months of the year. And due to its construction, the journey from Srinagar to Jammu will be reduced by 16 kilometers. Let us tell you that the construction work of this tunnel started in the year 2011 and due to various reasons, its construction took more than 10 years. Meanwhile, this tunnel trial is currently going on and within about two weeks it will be opened to the public.