Zojila tunnel work

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  • September 29, 2021
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Zojila tunnel work

Part of: Prelims and GS – I – Geography

Context Minister for Road Transport and Highways recently reviewed the construction work at the Zojila tunnel which is likely to be ready by September 2026.

About the Zojila tunnel

  • The tunnel will provide all-weather connectivity between Srinagar valley and Leh on NH-1 and will bring about an all-round economic and socio-cultural integration of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • It takes 3.5 hours to travel between Srinagar and Ladakh. The tunnel will reduce the travel time to 15 minutes
  • The 14.15-km tunnel will be Asia’s longest bi-directional tunnel

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