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

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

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

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

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

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.