PM Modi in J&K to launch work on India's longest road tunnel in Zojila
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Leh town of Ladakh region on Saturday beginning his daylong visit to Jammu and Kashmir, where he is slated to launch several development projects including India's longest road tunnel in Zojila.
Prime Minister was received at the Leh Airport by Governor NN Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in addition to senior civil and military officials.
PM Modi will unveil a plaque to mark the commencement of work on the Zojila Tunnel, India's longest road tunnel and Asia's longest bi-directional tunnel.
Situated at an altitude of 11,578 feet on Srinagar-Kargil-Leh National Highway, the Zojila pass remains almost closed from December to April, cutting off Leh-Ladakh region from the rest of the country.
The 14.2-km-long tunnel, when complete, will ensure an all-weather connectivity. The estimated time to complete the work is seven years.
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