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