Thursday, Dec 01, 2022

Zojila tunnel


Expect Zojila tunnel to be ready before 2024 polls, says Gadkari

September 29, 2021 7:14 am

“They are supposed to complete it by September 2026. I have asked them to finish it by December 2023 so that the Prime Minister can inaugurate it before Republic Day of 2024. It's a challenge I know, but I'm confident they can do it on time,” Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said.

Zojila tunnel: Kashmir to Ladakh, all year round

September 29, 2021 7:14 am

At 14.15 km, the Zojila tunnel will be India’s longest road tunnel, and Asia’s longest bi-directional tunnel. A look at its features, and why it's significant.

The Zojila Tunnel: How it will boost winter economic activity in Ladakh

June 04, 2018 1:25 am

The tunnel will be a game changer, as it will now allow the defence forces to send supplies to Ladakh throughout the year.

PM Modi inaugurates Zojila project in Leh: All you need to know about India's longest tunnel

May 19, 2018 7:30 pm

The project will reduce the time taken to cross the Zojila pass from the present three and a half hours to just fifteen minutes. Zojila Pass tunnel will be India's longest tunnel and Asia’s longest 2-lane bi-directional pass.

Cabinet nod for Rs 6,809-crore Zojila tunnel project connecting Jammu and Kashmir with Ladakh

January 04, 2018 3:36 am

Situated at an altitude of 11,578 feet on Srinagar-Kargil-Leh National Highway, the pass remains closed during winters (December to April). Heavy snowfall and avalanches cut off Leh-Ladakh region from Kashmir.

Congress alleges graft in Zojila tunnel contract, Gadkari rejects charge

January 12, 2016 4:01 am

Gadkari dismissed the allegations as “completely false” and said the ministry followed a transparent e-tender system. He also denied that his son was a director in IRB Infrastructure Developers.

Work on Rs 5,500-cr Zojila tunnel in J&K to begin by 2013

October 09, 2012 9:05 pm

The government is hopeful of starting work on the strategic Rs 5,500-crore Zojila tunnel in Jammu & Kashmir by next year,a major step towards providing all-weather connectivity to people in Ladakh with Srinagar.