Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the country's longest road tunnel that links Kashmir Valley with Jammu by an all-weather route and reduces the distance by 31 kms.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi being received by the Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra and the chief minister Mehbooba Mufti upon his arrival in the state on Sunday. PTI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the country's longest road tunnel that links Kashmir Valley with Jammu by an all-weather route and reduces the distance by 31 kms. After the inauguration, Modi, along with Vohra and Mehbooba, travelled in an open jeep through the tunnel for some distance. PTI
The 9-km long Chenani–Nashri Tunnel, built at the cost of Rs 2,500 crore, was dedicated to the nation by the prime minister in presence of NN Vohra and Mehbooba Mufti. PTI
The tunnel, bypassing snow-bound upper reaches, will reduce the journey time by two hours and provide a safe, all-weather route to commuters travelling from Jammu and Udhampur to Ramban, Banihal and Srinagar. The estimated value of daily fuel savings will be to the tune of Rs 27 lakh, according to the PMO. PTI
The Prime Minister, the governor and the chief minister then posed for a photograph with the engineers who were involved in construction of the tunnel. PTI
PM Modi with Mehbooba Mufti during a public rally at Battal in Udhampur in Jammu on Sunday. PTI
Narendra Modi addresses after inaugurating the Chenani-Nashri Tunnel. 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. PTI