PM to inaugurate India’s longest road tunnel in J&K on April 2

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate to the nation, the country’s longest road tunnel named Chenani-Nashri tunnel, built on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, which will cut short the distance between Jammu and Srinagar by nearly 30 km.

The Prime Minister will inaugurate the 9.2 km long twin-tube tunnel on JK highway on April 2, 2017. The work on tunnel, which is part of a 286-km-long four-lane project on the highway, started on May 23, 2011 in the lower Himalayan mountain range, and cost Rs. 3,720 crore.

Takeaways from above News-

  • India’s longest tunnel road is Chenani-Nashri tunnel of 9.2 km on J&K highway
  • World’s longest tunnel road is The Laerdal Tunnel, Norway which is of a 24.51-kilometres
  • Cost of the project was Rs. 3,720 crore.

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Source- Business Standard

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