In Photos: Chenani-Nashri, India’s Longest Road Tunnel in J&K

India’s longest road tunnel built on the Jammu and Kashmir highway is all set to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday.

The Chenani-Nashri tunnel spans 9.28 kilometres and is expected to cut travel time from Jammu to Srinagar by at least two hours.

Billed as an engineering marvel, the twin-tube tunnel will be operational during winters.

It’s India’s longest road tunnel built on the Jammu and Kashmir highway. (Photo: Junaid Syed Hashmi)

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But it’s not only the length that’s being talked about. The state-of-the-art tunnel boasts of an integrated tunnel control system which will control communication, ventilation, video surveillance and an FM signal repeater among other things.

It’s being touted as a state-of-the-art tunnel. (Photo: Junaid Syed Hashmi)

Built on the lower Himalayan range at height of 1,200 metres, the tunnel has been constructed at a cost of Rs 3,720 crore.

It’s built on the lower Himalayan range at height of 1,200 metres. (Photo: Junaid Syed Hashmi)
The Chenani-Nashri tunnel spans 9.28 kilometres.(Photo: Junaid Syed Hashmi)
The tunnel has been constructed at a cost of Rs 3,720 crore. (Photo: Junaid Syed Hashmi)
Prime Minister Modi will inaugurate the tunnel on 2 April. (Photo: Junaid Syed Hashmi)
The tunnel boasts of an integrated tunnel control system. (Photo: Junaid Syed Hashmi)
According to the NHAI, the Chennai-Nashri tunnel has been completed 10 months later from the scheduled date of completion. (Photo: Junaid Syed Hashmi)
The tunnel spans 9.28 kilometres and is expected to cut travel time from Jammu to Srinagar by at least two hours.(Photo: Junaid Syed Hashmi)
While the construction was started on 23 May, 2011, the tunnel was to be completed on 20 May, 2016. (Photo: Junaid Syed Hashmi)

(With inputs from Junaid Syed Hashmi in Kashmir.)