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Prime Minister Modi to visit J-K tomorrow

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

will embark on a day-long visit to and Kashmir tomorrow (May 19).

The will attend the closing ceremony of the birth centenary celebration of the 19th Kushok in

At the same event, will unveil a plaque to mark the commencement of work on the

The 14-km-long will be India's longest road tunnel and Asia's longest bi-directional tunnel.

The cabinet committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Modi, had approved the construction, operation and maintenance of this tunnel between Baltal and Minamarg, on the Srinagar-section of Highway-1A, at a total cost of Rs. 6,800 crore earlier this year.

The construction of this tunnel will provide all-weather connectivity between Srinagar, and It will cut down the time taken to cross the Zojila pass from the present three and a half hours to just fifteen minutes.

This tunnel will lead to all-round economic and socio-cultural integration of these regions. It also has immense strategic importance.

Prime Minister will dedicate the 330 to the Nation, at the (SKICC) in He will also lay the Foundation Stone of the Ring Road.

At the Zorawar Singh Auditorium in Jammu, Prime Minister Modi will also lay the Foundation Stone of the Pakul Dul Power Project and the Ring Road. He will also inaugurate the Tarakote Marg and Material Ropeway of the The Tarakote Marg will facilitate pilgrims visiting the shrine.

The Ring Roads in and are aimed at reducing traffic congestion at these cities and making safer, faster, more convenient and more environment friendly.

Prime Minister Modi will also attend the convocation of the Sher-e-Kashmir and Technology in Jammu.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 18:50 IST