New Delhi [India], Mar 31 (ANI): Union Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh on Friday asked Rahul Gandhi what his party has done so far.
"Jammu and Kashmir have been given much priority, time to time special packages have also been given to them. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been dedicated enough in doing our work socially for the people. Rahul Gandhi needs to be questioned on this as to what did his party do so far," Singh told ANI.
Singh further stated that those who are opposing the move taken up by Prime Minister Narendra Modi are in a way exposing themselves.
"After BJP coming to power, the plan and action has been taken up by Modi and we support him for it. The Kashmir tunnel project is a good initiative taken up by him, those who are opposing the moves, are in a way exposing themselves in bad light," Singh said.
On March 30, PM Modi announced India's longest highway tunnel at Chenani-Nashri, between Udhampur and Ramban in Jammu and Kashmir which is all set to be inaugurated on April 2.
The tunnel on NH-44 which connects Jammu with Srinagar, will reduce travel time between the two cities by upto two hours. It achieves a distance-reduction of 31 kilometres, bypassing snow-bound upper reaches. The estimated daily fuel savings are to the tune of Rs. 27 lakhs.
Besides avoiding large scale deforestation and tree-cutting, the tunnel will provide a safe, all-weather route to commuters travelling from Jammu and Udhampur, to Ramban, Banihal and Srinagar.
The tunnel is equipped with world-class security systems, and is expected to boost tourism and economic activities in the State of Jammu and Kashmir. (ANI)