Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the 9.2 km long Chenani-Nashri all-weather road tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway. The road tunnel will reduce the travel time between the two state capitals of Jammu and Srinagar by approximately two hours. The two-lane Chenani-Nashri tunnel is Asia’s longest bi-directional highway tunnel, which will cut the distance between Jammu and Srinagar to around 250 km from the current 350 km.
The world’s sixth road tunnel has a transverse ventilation system enabled and controlled by ABB software. It also boasts features like Integrated Traffic Control System (ITCS), Video Surveillance System, FM Rebroadcast System, Entrance Detection-Control System and Active Firefighting System. There are 124 closed-circuit TV cameras for surveillance inside the tunnel. In the case of a traffic violation, the control room will inform the traffic police deployed outside the tunnel, who will fine the violators on the spot. The new 9.2 kilometre Chenani-Nashri tunnel in Jammu & Kashmir, the longest highway tunnel in Asia, will feature a state-of-the-art ABB ventilation system to ensure that users have access to fresh air as they drive through it.
Takeaways from above News-
- The 9.2 km long road tunnel is built between Chenani in Udhampur District and Nashri in Ramban District of Jammu & Kashmir.
- It is also known as Patnitop Tunnel.
- Chenani-Nashri Tunnel is the country’s first and the world’s sixth road tunnel with a Transverse Ventilation System.
- It is located at an altitude of 1,200 meters in the heart of the Himalayas.
- The 24.5-kilometer long Laerdal Tunnel in Norway is the longest road tunnel in the world.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the 9.2 km long Chenani-Nashri road tunnel.
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Source- The Financial Express